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I have concluded that you and I need to make chocolate chip cookies a bit more often.

Sure, there’s those Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies we made a while back… then there’s the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting… we also have…


I guess we’ve discussed chocolate chips cookies, or a variation of, on a couple of occasions.

But, having one more chocolate chip cookie recipe is not going to hurt. Not at all… Trust me.

Meet Sarabeth’s Chocolate Cloud Cookies.

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I have made these cookies on a number of occasions, but believe it or not, they never made it to my camera. I always sent a dozen or more to my husband’s work, another dozen to my Mom, and a dozen for me!

Finally, over this past weekend, I told everyone to not come anywhere near the cookies that I was baking because they were not for us. They are to be shipped to a member of The Leftovers Club.

When I said that I was shipping these to someone else, I swear I heard thunder, and a really mean laugh to go with it … you know the one… buahahahaha… that’s the one! It was my husband! He said he would find the package and eat a dozen. Dear Laura, <—-(that’s the recipient of my cookies) please count the cookies…. there should be 24 in there. Thanks. icon smile Chocolate Cloud Cookies

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These cookies are everything that cookies should be; a crispy cookie studded with chocolate chips and flavored with 2 cups of sliced, toasted almonds! I love them!

Also, there’s a whole bag of chocolate chips in these! Loves it!

If you have never had Sarabeth’s Chocolate Cloud Cookies, there is no better time than now to go and make them. You won’t be disappointed. Buhlieve me…


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Chocolate Cloud Cookies
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A sweet, crispy cookie studded with chocolate chips and almonds.
Serves: Makes 36 cookies
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature, beaten
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups sliced toasted almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the superfine sugar and light brown sugar; set aside.
  5. Place the butter in your mixer's bowl and beat until creamy and smooth.
  6. Slowly add the sugar mixture; continue to beat until thoroughly combined.
  7. Mix in the vanilla.
  8. Continue to beat for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is a pale yellow.
  9. Gradually beat in the eggs.
  10. With the mixer speed on low, slowly mix in the flour mixture; continue to beat until incorporated.
  11. Fold in the chocolate chips and toasted sliced almonds.
  12. Scoop out the dough using a 2-inch diameter ice cream scoop, and drop batter onto the prepared pans, leaving at least 3 inches in between each cookie.
  13. Flatten each ball of dough with the heel of your palm.
  14. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
  15. Rap each pan on the rack 3 minutes before the cookies are done baking. This will make the cookies deflate and cracks will appear on the tops.
  16. Repeat with the rest of the cookies.
  17. Cool cookies on the pans.

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Leftovers Club Participants

Savory Simple – Quinoa Granola
Bakeaholic Mama – Amish Friendship Muffins
Damn Delicious – Cinnamon Puppy Chow
Frugal Foodie Mama – The Leftovers Club
Let’s Give Peas a Chance – Chocolate Chip & Potato Chip Cookie Bars
A Zesty Bite – Oreo Toffee Brownies
Sugar Dish Me – Chocolate Cake Cookies
Eats Well With Others – White Chocolate Blondies
Kelly Bakes – Lemon Thyme Shortbread
Eat Bake Drink Cook – Frosted Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Food n’ Focus – English Muffin Bread
Domestic Fits – Sriracha Caramel Corn
Omeletta – Whiskey Lemon Bars
***Don’t you wish you could enjoy some of these leftovers with us? You can! Visit The Leftovers Club online for more details!
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  1. cj April 12, 2014 at 11:08 PM - Reply

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  2. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) April 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM - Reply

    I understand having to fend people off but good luck with that! I want to reach into my screen.

    My husband has gotten very good about finding my hiding places. Hope these cookies make it to their intended recipient–and lucky for her!

  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook April 7, 2013 at 1:59 AM - Reply

    Your home is always filled with good food – whether it’s savory or sweet….so jealous! I want to eat few of these cookies with a good coffee… it will make my day!

  4. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) April 6, 2013 at 12:29 PM - Reply

    These cookies look fab! The recipient of them is lucky

  5. Valerie April 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM - Reply

    One can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes – *Bookmarked*

    If you ever have a spare dozen, just sitting around (unlikely!), please send ‘em my way! :D

  6. Ramona April 5, 2013 at 9:59 PM - Reply

    I could seriously eat a dozen of these cookies. YUM!

  7. joan April 5, 2013 at 11:42 AM - Reply

    Love the title!
    Toasted almonds…yum.

  8. Sandra's Easy Cooking April 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM - Reply

    So YUMMY! I could go for 2 or ahem! 5 right now with coffee :D

  9. Carol | a cup of mascarpone April 5, 2013 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    Kate, these cookies are absolutely fabulous! I LOVE the addition of the toasted almonds. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! xox

  10. Joanne April 5, 2013 at 7:02 AM - Reply

    One can most CERTAINLY never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes!! Love the slivered almonds in here…I’m sure the nuttiness makes the cookies even more wonderful than plain old chocolate chip!

  11. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen April 5, 2013 at 3:20 AM - Reply

    Yum, your cookies look so delicious!

  12. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 5, 2013 at 1:27 AM - Reply

    LOVE this! So what do I have to do to get paired with you next month?!

  13. Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 5, 2013 at 12:16 AM - Reply

    I love chocolate with almonds, these are cookie perfection! Plus I just love the name… I think I need one or two with a glass of milk right now! :)

  14. Laura April 4, 2013 at 11:55 PM - Reply

    OK this made me laugh hysterically. Some of the cookies broke up a bit (your husband’s evil plan? ;) ) making them impossible to count, but my husband assures me they are delicious. Which is kinda evil of him too. He is taking some on the plane to China tomorrow (I did give him permission), but I am enthusiastic about walking into my house after being gone for 9 days to homemade cookies. Yum. :)

  15. Natalie April 4, 2013 at 8:08 PM - Reply

    These look like some really tasty cookies!!

  16. Amanda @ MarocMama April 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM - Reply

    So what you’re saying is that these are like a cloud in that the calories float off your hips? I think that’s a good rationalization on my part haha! Love them!

    • Katerina Petrovska April 4, 2013 at 5:37 PM - Reply

      LOL!!! YES! That’s exactly what that means! ;-D

      I like the way you think!

  17. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite April 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM - Reply

    These cookies look great and I’m sure traveled well.

  18. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet April 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM - Reply

    These look delicious. Love the spin by adding almonds!

  19. Patty April 4, 2013 at 9:52 AM - Reply

    These have to be the best looking chocolate chip cookies-I love your pictures and recipes;-)

  20. Taking On Magazines April 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM - Reply

    I don’t think there’s any way I’d be able to get away with making cookies and sending them to someone else. There’d be a mutiny. Especially these ones. They look amazing.

  21. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me April 4, 2013 at 8:20 AM - Reply

    Loving the Leftovers Club right now. I had a hard time sending out my stuff, too. My kids were none too pleased about it. These cookies are gorgeous!

    • Laura April 4, 2013 at 11:57 PM - Reply

      Does it undermine the point of Leftovers Club if I admit I made a triple batch? OK most of that was because hubby wanted cookies for his students, but still….

  22. Denise Browning@From Brazil To You April 4, 2013 at 7:35 AM - Reply

    Kate: Every single time that I visit your blog, I see many delicious dishes. Everything is to die for…And theses cookies are no exception!!!!!

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