You are going to LOVE these! These are my go-to when we're craving something besides Chocolate! I know, that doesn't seem possible, but sometimes around here it is possible... My mom and I used to spend alot of time making these cookies, as they were one of our favorites.
This recipe makes a large batch of cookies. I use a small cookie scoop and it makes around 12 dozen. I also tried a medium(#40) cookie scoop this time and they were nice too. With the medium cookie scoop you will get about 6 dozen cookies. These cookies are beautiful on a plate! The perfect neighbor treat... that is... if you can get them out of your house before they're gone!
1 cup butter ( no substitutes), softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon almond extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped almonds
1 package (6-8 oz) English toffee bits
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add oil, eggs and extract; mix well. Combine flours, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in almonds and toffee bits. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Now when I used the small scoop I baked them for 10-12 minutes and when I used the medium scoop I baked the 12-14 minutes.
Remove from cookie sheets directly onto wire racks. Let cool and store in airtight containers...