Chewy and full of rich almond flavor, these chocolate-glazed almond horns are quite the treat!
chocolate-glazed almond horns

I like to spy on the people I love.

One could call it being observant. Detail-oriented.Β Overprotective.

But let’s call a spade a spade: it’s spying.


So when the.boy and I stopped at a bakery with his family a few weeks ago and his mom came out with a box of almond horns in one hand and a crestfallen look upon her face, I took notice.

I was a little perplexed because almond horns, with their intensely almond flavor, are downright delicious and to have a whole BOX of them?! Should be glee-inducing.

Then I looked a little closer and noticed the $12.99/pound label on the cookies.

Whaaaaatttt?? Does that seem a little bit pricey to anyone else?!?

So I did what any good future daughter-in-law would do: made a mental note to almond horn my Easter cookies.

And I think we were all pretty glad I did, because these are a gem of a cookie. Perfect for cookie dunking, or just for face smashing. I won’t judge.


Chocolate-Glazed Almond Horns
Chewy and full of rich almond flavor, these chocolate-glazed almond horns are quite the treat!
Yield: 12 cookies
  • 8 oz almond paste
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten, divided
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
For the glaze
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp corn syrup
  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  1. Line two baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Break the almond paste into pea-sized pieces and then put in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix in 3 tbsp of the egg whites and the sugar until combined. Add in the almond flour and mix until combined.
  3. Split the dough evenly into 12 balls. Pour the almond slices into a large shallow bowl. Put one of the dough balls on top of the almonds and roll it back and forth so that it picks up some of the almond slices, until it is a 2-3-inch log. Place on one of the prepared baking sheets. Shape into a crescent and flatten slightly. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375. Whisk 1 tbsp water into the remaining egg whites. Brush over the cookies. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool completely.
  5. To make the glaze, in a small saucepan, combine the heavy cream, butter and corn syrup, and bring to a simmer. Pour over the chocolate and let rest 1 minute. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Dip the cookies into the chocolate glaze and let sit until hardened.
Recipe from Love & Olive Oil
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie


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71 Responses to Chocolate-Glazed Almond Horns

  1. Monica says:

    I’ve always wanted to make these but haven’t! I like to try any recipe with almond paste…sometimes I think I would like to eat it straight from the can. This looks incredible to me!

  2. You are ready to win the award of best daughter-in-law:-)

  3. You are a good future daughter in-law! Side note, the other day I told the boy I thought it was weird I don’t know his every thought. Good thing he’s used to those kinds of comments because most boys would run the other way….

  4. Trisha says:

    I bet your future mother-in-law loves you for these! Gorgeous photos!

  5. Leah Davis says:

    Those look so delicious! You are so sweet to bake for your mother-in-law! I just gave mine some baked treats for her birthday – homemade treats are always special πŸ™‚

  6. $13/lb of cookies? That is a bit much! Best future-daughter-in-law award goes to you for making these, they look fabulous.

  7. 12.99 a pound?! That’s robbery. But at least it gave you the chance to score some major points with the in-laws! Hooray for that! And hooray for these cookies. They look fantastic and I’d eat all of them in one sitting.

  8. Simply Life says:

    oh I’m sure these were quite the hit!

  9. Ugh – NYC prices! Go figure! THese look better than anything I’ve ever had at a bakery πŸ™‚

  10. Meg says:

    These are so unique-looking, and I adore anything almond. You’re an excellent future daughter-in-law! I’d love to have a talented baker in the family, haha. Actually, I’d probably exploit that a little too often . . .

  11. Looks like buttery goodness! Wouldn’t be surprised if they were from wholefoods. They have such addictive looking cookies but so $$$

  12. awwww best future daughter in law ever!!! These almond horns look SOOO delicious-like SO much better than storebought! yummmm!

  13. You are going to be the best daughter-in-law πŸ™‚ These look just like the ones I’ve seen at bakeries.

  14. Deena Kakaya says:

    Really lovely pics Joanne. Chocolate and almonds…sighsome x

  15. sandra says:

    almond horns are my all time favorite… and I was planning on making some too, oddly enough… now I have to!

  16. elizabeth e says:

    i’ve never had an almond horn, but these look delicious! my mom doesn’t like super sweet food (true life – i make her chocolate chip cookies without the chips), but she loves almond marzipan. i bet she’d love these for an early mother’s day treat!

  17. Johanna GGG says:

    a wise and compassionate baking challenge – hope she loves them and loves you too

  18. cheri says:

    What a sweet gesture on your behalf and a great way to create an even better relationship with your mother-in-law. Love the way your coffee looks too!

  19. Chantal says:

    Hi Joanne,
    Your cookies sound so yummy! I’am fond of gazelle horn.

  20. Kinsey says:

    Oh wow those look incredible! They look exactly like they do in bakeries, but I’m sure they’ll taste even better. I can’t wait to make them, especially for my gluten free friends.

  21. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift!

  22. Pam says:

    Kudos to you! You will win everyone over with this great cookie!

  23. Heather says:

    Those look heavenly! I wish I had some right now with my morning coffee while I watch the rain come down outside.

  24. You’re such a good daughter in law πŸ™‚ I haven’t had one of these in years, and now you have me craving it bad!

  25. gloria says:

    look beautiful Joanne!

  26. Julia says:

    A wonderful future daughter-in-law you are indeed! So when you and I eventually meets, I’ll be sure to have a crestfallen look on my face near any bakery/fro yo shop to ensure maximum sweet nourishment πŸ˜‰ These almond horns look amazing. I want to smash my face into them…or smash them into my face.

  27. Pam says:

    What a great way to become her favorite daughter in law! The cookies look AMAZING!

  28. These cookies look so good! I have always wanted to try almond horns – I remember getting them from a bakery as a kid!

  29. You are definitely winning for favourite DIL! I always loved these cookies and I would probably shove one too many in my face.

  30. Your baking skills are astounding me…first those macarons, and now these!

  31. cquek says:

    You just made me really really hungry!

  32. Almond cookies rate high among my favorites. It’s definitely a good recipe to have under your belt.
    Your mother in-law must be impressed.

  33. Wow, that is pricey. But these look delicious! I love almond anything. Pinning cause I want to make them.

  34. We love anything made with almonds! Those almond horns look to die for, Joanne.

  35. Yum! These look so delicious, Joanne! Love the chocolate coating- super luxurious!

  36. These not only sound amazing but they honestly look like you bought them from a shop. So professional-looking, Joanne! Ah wait, of course you ARE a professional! πŸ™‚
    I love the sound of the almondy ingredients in the cookie paired with that beautiful-sounding chocolate glaze.

  37. These used to be one of my favorite cookies! I should work on a batch. Your future MIL must have been so happy πŸ™‚

  38. Joanne- you are so super talented, they look like they are from a bakery- I am amazed at the millions of different kind of things you make!

  39. Kate says:

    These are one of my favorite New York treats! And something I make every Passover

  40. Juliana says:

    YUM! I love everything that uses almond paste…and these cookies just look so good…I like that you coated with chocolate…so pretty.
    Thanks for the recipe Joanne…hope you are enjoying your week πŸ˜€

  41. $12.99/lb BAH! Thank goodness you’ve found a way to make them on your own. Punch that store in the face next time!

  42. Susan says:

    Kudos for baking up a treat that the future MIL would be proud to eat! They do look so delicious dipping in that deep, dark chocolate. Pinning these πŸ™‚

  43. These are totally in face-smashing territory for me. OMNOMNOM.

  44. Megan says:

    That’s so sweet of you! I love doing things like that as well. The cookies look awesome!

  45. Christina says:

    Yum! I have never tried these before. My chocolate cravings as of late, plus this recipe, perfect πŸ™‚

  46. Melissa says:

    Yum these look delicious!

  47. Zainab says:

    You are the best daughter-in-law. These look amazing!!

  48. Is it bad that I’ve never had a chocolate almond horn, or any type of almond horn? I wonder if they aren’t so common in Australia, or if I’ve just been living in almond horn ignorance…

  49. Yum, these look delicious. Anything with the word almond will make me hungry!

  50. Betty says:

    You are such a sweet future daughter in law! Id be super happy if my daughters in law made these for me- I love almonds! πŸ™‚

  51. You are such a good future daughter in law! Rackin up them brownie points already, eh? Lool

  52. My Dad is a marzipan junkie. He would flip over these!

  53. Hotly Spiced says:

    That does sound expensive, Joanne, and what price do you think you were able to make them for? These are a very pretty biscuit and I think they’d make a very elegant hostess gift xx

  54. I love anything with chocolate and these look amazing!

  55. Veronica says:

    Aw, what a good future daughter-in-law you are!! These look sooo delectable. I would totally smash them into my face.

  56. That is expensive for a box of cookies! 12.99?! I’m sure these are a ton times better than those other ones. Looks delicious!

  57. Kathryn says:

    I’ve never head these little delights before but they sound wonderful!

  58. Corina says:

    Beautiful and so nice and small – I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them!

  59. Can you be my daughter-in-law too, at least for the sake of Easter? These look fab!

  60. Oh man, overpriced cookies are the worst! These look perfectly affordable, dunkable, and stuff-in-my-face worthy.

  61. Shannon says:

    and i’m sure your future mother-in-law was smitten with these πŸ™‚ much more so than those ones from the bakery!! they look fantastic!

  62. Lynna says:

    Whoa!! $13 for 1lb of cookies? I would be disappointed, too. Luckily they have you! These look great!

  63. Oh wow, those are some really expensive cookies! And I’m sure yours looked x38473 times better anyway. Ahh they’re all I want in life right now. They’d be perfect with my cup of tea!

  64. grace says:

    almond paste is so weird but so useful and tasty! i like the chocolate blankie. πŸ™‚

  65. Danguole says:

    Sneaky and totally brilliant. You are in with the MIL fo’ life!

  66. Those bakery prices are crazy! I’d much rather enjoy your gorgeous cookies. πŸ™‚

  67. ahhh that was very sweet of you Joanne! good job! I hope you had a lovely Easter!
    Have a great day!

  68. Reeni says:

    Almond paste is one of those things that makes me swoon! Your mother-in-law is lucky – I bet she loved them! These are gorgeous and I’m betting a thousand times better.

  69. Riya says:

    Looks delicious! Keep up the good work.

  70. elly says:

    These look ridiculously good, and it’s nice they are naturally GF!

  71. Triste says:

    I made these and they are fabulous! And easy to make!

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