This year’s swap featured 3 cookies tied for 3rd place, including these Almond Roca cookies made by a first time swapper. She had heard about the competition, and put a lot of effort into these – I think they look much prettier than Emeril’s version! There is a delicate balance of chocolate, almonds, and toffee which make these great. I brought the last few into my office on Monday, and got an Instant Message from a colleague about 2 minutes later, telling me how awesome these were. Of course, I told him he had to read the blog to get the recipe, so here it is!