Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Cocao Nibs, and Dark Chocolate

I recently purchased some cocao nibs ( cocao beans in their original state, unprocessed, unheated and no fillers or additives broken into small pieces) from Whole Foods and have been anxious to bake with them sooo... I found this recipe from a nice blog called Two Peas & Their Pod , they have some great looking recipes over there, I really recommend a look see.  

The cookies are quite tasty.  The cinnamon roasted almonds are a treat in themselves and a great addition to this cookie, they add a nice crunch and balance out the bitterness of the cocao nibs.  I think next time I will use a little less dark chocolate a little more almonds. 

Delicious Yumminess!  Enjoy!

Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Cocoa Nibs, and Dark Chocolate

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup cocoa nibs
3/4 cup cinnamon roasted almonds, chopped


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon-set aside. Combine butter and sugars in the bowl of a standard mixer. Beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients, with the mixer on low. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, and almonds.
Scoop dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly browned. Allow to cool for a minute on the cookie sheet. Move to a cooling rack and enjoy.

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds


1 egg white
1 teaspoon cold water
2 cups whole almonds
3 T white sugar
3 T brown sugar
1 T ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Beat the egg white and water until frothy with a whisk in a medium bowl. Add the almonds, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugars, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Stir the nuts until they are well coated. Spread the almonds evenly on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
Roast the almonds for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes or so. Your house will smell amazing!
Allow to cool, then store in airtight containers.


  1. These look great…I have never had cocoa nibs before, I will have to look for them. Nice job!

  2. Love oatmeal cookies... This looks yummy !!

  3. I just made the almonds (delicious) followed by the cookies. I had chocolate covered nibs and then ground up a dark chocolate candybar instead of chips. These cookies are absolutely divine! They have a lot of texture and crunch and oh so so good! Thanks for sharing!


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