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Toffee Almond Sandies

This is an easy, large recipe that can be cut in half but, left complete, it is a great one for a cookie exchange or to be packaged up as gifts. These cookies have a bit of a biscotti texture, with the special addition of toffee bits and almonds.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup icing (confectioners) sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped almonds
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz) English toffee bits
additional sugar and whole almonds

  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add oil, eggs and extracts. Mix well.
  2. Combine dry ingredients then gradually add to creamed mixture.
  3. Stir in chopped almonds and toffee bits.
  4. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and press a whole almond in the center of each cookie. 
  6. Bake for 12 min in 350° F oven, till slightly golden. Yield: 11 - 12 doz.


  1. These look really good. I love toffee bits and almonds. Will definitely have to try these.

  2. Beautifully photographed! Who knew Mennonite girls could take pictures?

  3. These lok like all they need is a good cup of coffee to enjoy them. Ruth ☕

  4. I would just like to thank you ladies for contributing such bounty to the internet. I stumbled across your blog site while looking for a cinnamon bun recipe, and since then I've been hooked.
    merry Christmas to you all :)

  5. I am having trouble getting your recipes to print. I hit the printer friendly button, then choose the PRINT button and nothing happens. Anyone else having this problem? Love your recipes but it's so much easier to print them out rather than hand write them.

  6. I just got through making these and they are awesome! So light they almost melt in your mouth. Thank you so much for this wonderful blog. I can't wait till you cookbook omes out.

    Merry Christmas!


  7. Anonymous .. about the print button...I checked it right now ... clicked on print... when the print option pop up came on, I clicked on "remove images" .. clicked print on there and then the printer pop up came on and I clicked print again... so three times... I'm not sure how other printers are set up, but I have not had a problem with printing.
    Maybe you will have to get someone to look at how your printer is set up.
    The only other option I can offer is to highlite the recipe and copy and paste it to a document... but I know just being able to print is better.

  8. These really look good. Almonds and toffee; what's not to like?

  9. Oh, this look way fabulous. I am going to give them a try later this week.

  10. These cookies look wonderful, Anneliese! I love toffee bits and nuts in cookies.
    I had no problem with the print button.

  11. I made these last week with pecans instead of almonds, since we have a pecan orchard. They were delicious, and I will also try them another time with the almonds.

  12. These look amazing! I'm going out to buy the ingredients to make these for my family's annual Christmas baking exchange. Thanks in advance for the recipe!


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