This is a really fun recipe to make with kids. With all of the cooking I do, sometimes my kids wanna be apart of what I am doing, and since this recipe is no-bake, my kids had tons of fun forming the dough into balls and rolling them in the powdered sugar. As per taste goes they were average, but if you like almonds, then try these. The recipe makes about 12 cookies.


  • 1 cup crushed reduced-fat vanilla
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, almonds and cocoa. Combine the apple juice, corn syrup and extract; stir into crumb mixture until blended.
Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining confectioners’ sugar. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe from Taste of Home Special Issue

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