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Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Cocoa Nibs, and Dark Chocolate

Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Cocoa Nibs, and Dark Chocolate

On Friday I posted my top 12 Christmas cookie recipes, but I have another one to add. I hope you are not “cookied out,” because these are my new favorite cookies. Ok, I know I have a lot of favorites, but these are at the very top of my list:)

Last week I made cinnamon roasted almonds. I highly recommend you try them. They are great to snack on, but the best way to enjoy them is in these cookies. I created an oatmeal cookie with cinnamon roasted almonds, cocoa nibs, and dark chocolate. They are loaded with goodness! In case you don’t know, cocoa nibs are roasted cocoa beans separated from their husks and broken into small bits. I love adding them to cookies, brownies, and even ice cream.


The chopped up cinnamon almonds make these cookies divine. They add a nice crunch and fabulous flavor. The cocoa nibs and dark chocolate are an added bonus. I kept telling Josh that I wish he wasn’t allergic to nuts for just one minute so he could taste these cookies. I just wanted him to experience the best cookie ever. I shared the cookies with our friends and my co-workers, and they loved them. These get an A++ in my book!


Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Cocoa Nibs, and Dark Chocolate

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup cocoa nibs
3/4 cup cinnamon roasted almonds, chopped


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon-set aside. Combine butter and sugars in the bowl of a standard mixer. Beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

Slowly add in the dry ingredients, with the mixer on low. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, and almonds.

Scoop dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly browned. Allow to cool for a minute on the cookie sheet. Move to a cooling rack and enjoy.

If you like these cookies, you might also enjoy:

Almond Toffee Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Nibby Cookies from Dessert First
Almond Cocoa Nib Sticks from Fresh From the Oven
Nibby Almond Sables from Phemomenon

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56 Responses to “Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Cocoa Nibs, and Dark Chocolate”

  1. Erica — December 14, 2009 @ 6:15 am

    nom nom nom! Love thea ddition of the cinnamon roasted almonds. I bet that is just incredible. I need to make these for my FIL as he is a huge cinnamon fan. Thanks for another great cookie recipe

  2. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — December 14, 2009 @ 7:16 am

    Holy cow! Those cookies look amazing! I’m on a big cinnamon kick at the moment…the more the merrier! 😉

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is — December 14, 2009 @ 7:18 am

    They look incredible! I am sure they are amazing, just like the gingersnaps are! :)

  4. Lori @ RecipeGirl — December 14, 2009 @ 7:21 am

    Sounds wonderful! I’ve never used cocoa nibs before. Would love to try this one. I think I’m officially cookied out at the moment though 😉

  5. Small Town Runner — December 14, 2009 @ 7:29 am

    Oh, these look marvelous! I’ve never heard of cocoa nibs before.

  6. Gaby — December 14, 2009 @ 8:29 am

    looks wonderful! I’m with Lori – never used cocoa nibs before but they look great here!

  7. Cookiepie — December 14, 2009 @ 8:35 am

    LOVE these – oatmeal cookie rock, and the more delicious stuff you put in them, the better! Love your flavor combo!

  8. Jenny Flake — December 14, 2009 @ 8:38 am

    Love all these cookie posts right now, your cookies look beautiful and delish!!

  9. kekstester — December 14, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    Cinnamon and almonds in one cookie! Love these!

  10. grace — December 14, 2009 @ 9:47 am

    almonds improve with roasting, and of course i’m a big fan of adding cinnamon–delightful creation. these cookies are a fabulous place for your decadent nuts!

  11. Barabara Bakes — December 14, 2009 @ 10:03 am

    Wow – best cookie ever and they don’t even have cinnamon chips or lime! These sound delicious!

  12. Double Dipped Life — December 14, 2009 @ 10:31 am

    Oh, these just look incredible! I love how you can just “make up” a new recipe! I’ll have to try these!

  13. Nastassia — December 14, 2009 @ 10:38 am

    yum! this recipe is book marked! now fill those babies with something gooey and you’ve got a great cookie sandwich!

  14. Kelly @ EvilShenanigans — December 14, 2009 @ 10:39 am

    Those look and sound faboosh! Yum!

  15. Kitty — December 14, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    My favorite oatmeal cookies are peanut butter oatmeal, but almonds sound fabulous!

  16. stephchows — December 14, 2009 @ 11:18 am

    oh wow!! these sound like the perfect combination to me!

  17. Rosa — December 14, 2009 @ 11:51 am

    Lovely cookies! They look really tempting!



  18. katrina — December 14, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    I can just imagine how these will taste – yum, yum! Love those cinnamon roasted almonds!

  19. Cristie — December 14, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    Love a cookie with a crunch- and these must have a super crunch! I wanted to make the almonds this weekend, but didn’t get to it- now I have twice the reason!

  20. Sandie (Inn Cuisine) — December 14, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    Fact: I could never get “cookied-out.”

    Fact 2: Doesn’t the name “cocoa nibs” have a delicious ring to it?

    These cookies sound dangerously delicious, and there’s always room in my cookie jar for another recipe!

  21. Katrina — December 14, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

    While I was in SF and went to SB (Scharffen Berger), I bought some cacao nibs. These look like perfect cookies for them! And now I’m going to have to make your almonds. These look de-lish!

  22. Esi — December 14, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

    Yum! And awesome way to use those almonds.

  23. Cheryl — December 14, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

    I was just thinking I better get my butt into gear and start making cookies, these sounds yummy!

  24. susan from food blogga — December 14, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

    The addition of the cinnamon almonds is genius.

  25. Nancy/n.o.e — December 14, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    This is a great combination of ingredients, Maria! I love baking with cocoa nibs, and oatmeal makes the most wonderful chewy cookies, so I’m just imagining how fantastic these must taste.

  26. Caitlin — December 14, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    That sounds like a whole lot of awesome all in one cookie – just amazing! Although my fiance might eat up all the cinnamon almonds before they manage to be used for cookies…

  27. Nicole — December 14, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

    Save! Those look delicious!

  28. Lesley Lifting Life — December 14, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

    Those look so good!! I’ve been thinkin’ about making some holiday cookies before I go “home” to Nebraska for Christmas and I will definitely keep these in mind :)

  29. Megan — December 14, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

    These look fabulous! If it wasn’t almost my bedtime, I would definitely make them! Your pictures look great and are so tempting!

  30. Cookin' Canuck — December 14, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

    Great idea to add the cinnamon almonds! They would be wonderful with the cocoa nibs & dark chocolate.

  31. Ben — December 15, 2009 @ 6:46 am

    Oh my! You just raised the bar for cookies. You got me at oatmeal and then I kept reading the rest of the ingredients and I just fell in love. Bookmarked!

  32. Katrina (gluten free gidget) — December 15, 2009 @ 8:04 am

    Delicious! You hit the mark on this one!

  33. Elle — December 15, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    Wow–what a great use for the spiced nuts! These look incredible–love the addition of the nibs, too!

  34. Deborah — December 15, 2009 @ 9:07 am

    I’m not cookied out yet!! I don’t think I’ve ever had cocoa nibs before, but these cookies are calling my name!

  35. Mary — December 15, 2009 @ 9:18 am

    These look wonderful, Maria. I have to search out the nibs.

  36. Jennifer @ maple n cornbread — December 15, 2009 @ 9:31 am

    Oh wow these look and sound so good! I love that you used cocoa nibs and chocolate… and the cinnamon nuts.. incredible combo!

  37. RobinSue — December 15, 2009 @ 9:33 am

    Yum cocoa nibs, I have yet tried to add those to cookies. I’ll have to give it a go sometime.

  38. Barbara — December 15, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    The dough looks good enough to eat raw! (as I do with cc cookies) Love this recipe- using almonds is a super idea- they are my favorite nut.

  39. The Food Hunter — December 15, 2009 @ 11:21 am

    These sound great…I love the cinnamon roasted almonds

  40. Sarah — December 15, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    I love a packed cookie – these look great.

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