A chocolate chip, toasted almond cookie is the top Christmas treat at Nathan Bain’s house in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Bain operates Old World Bakery & Deli, and he says the cookies remind him of his grandparents. We believe they are just straight-up delicious.
Yield: 3 dozen
250 ml (1 cup) brown sugar
125 ml (1/2 cup) white sugar
250 ml (1 cup) margarine
5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla
500 ml (2 cups) unbleached flour
250 ml (1 cup) oats
250 ml (1 cup) toasted almonds
185 ml (3/4 cup) chocolate chips
5 ml (1 tsp) each salt, baking soda, baking powder
Mix wet ingredients and sugar together; then add remainder.
Drop by spoonful onto baking sheet, pressing down.
Bake in 175 C (350 F) oven for about 20 minutes until golden brown.