Parfait Cookies

Thursday, September 1, 2011

These are my favorite chocolate chunk cookies.
The secret ingredient?
Symphony bars and almond extract.
So yummy and so easy.

Here's what you'll need:

3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp. almond extract
3 cups flour, divided
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 large Symphony bars (with almonds and toffee)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together the two sugars and butter.

Beat in the eggs and almond extract.

(Don't I have a cute little helper?)

In a small bowl, combine 2 (of the 3) cups of flour with the salt and baking soda; add to the butter/sugar mixture and combine.

Using a wooden spoon, add the additional flour so that the dough just barely ceases to be sticky (I always end up adding the entire remaining cup).

Chop up the Symphony bars into half inch chunks.

Stir in chocolate chunks with the wooden spoon.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 7-9 minutes or until done.  Do not over bake (the key is to almost under bake).  Cookies should have just a tinge of brown but mostly remain white, soft and high.


This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies.

** I always like to have a couple of Symphony bars and almond extract on hand for this recipe.  It's so quick and easy and a fun change from the usual chocolate chip cookies (which I am not a HUGE fan of). 

 ~Thanks to my friend, Brooke, for giving me this delicious recipe!


  1. Looks super yummy. I'm going to try them. (cookies are my weakness)

  2. Yum, Yum, Yum------------ such a cute little blond helper.

  3. Evil, evil, evil and so YUMMY! I have found the most decadent dessert recipes on quilting blogs ... quilting people are so multi-talented.

  4. YUM!!! I'll be making these this weekend :-)

  5. These look delish, wish I lived closer I would pop over for a nice warm one with milk;) Your helper is too cute!

  6. Your adorable little helper is getting so big! :)

  7. Ooooooh! I'm not a huge fan of chocolate chip either, but I LOVE almond flavoring. These look delicious -- thanks for posting!


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