Friday, June 10, 2011

Almond Cookies

1 3/4 c. white flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 sticks of softened, unsalted butter
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp almond extract
1 c. sliced almonds
1/2-1 c. sesame seeds

Preheat even to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. In a large bowl (or the kitchen aid mixer bowl), beat next 4 ingredients until creamy. Add eggs, separately until incorporated into mixture. Add almond extract, then flour mixture and beat until well blended.

Mix in the almonds. Roll dough into 1" balls and dip half in the sesame seeds to coat. Cook on a cookie sheet seed side up. Bake for 8-10 minutes until browned.