Okay, so they aren’t photogenic. But these buttery little morsels of cocoa, chocolate chips and ground almonds melt in your mouth. Cookie after cookie. 

I was really organized this time and started with my mis en place, in other words, everything measured out in advance:

All the hard work is done by the food processor. Here is what the dough looks like when it is ready to form into cookies:

I tried unsuccessfully to form the little pyramids like the photo in Dorie’s Cookies, but took solace in Dorie’s comment that she usually just forms ragged nuggets. You won’t care about their shape after one has melted in your mouth.

I baked these as gifts for Mother’s Day and I made sure to snag a couple for myself. After all, I’m a mother, too!