Do you like almonds? Yah, you do. Who doesn’t like almonds? And who doesn’t like a good almond cookie? If you tell me you don’t like almond cookies I’ll have to hit you hard in the face.
Chewy almond goodness. These little babies are one of my favourite holiday cookies. Yah, you could make them at other times of the year. But you shouldn’t. You should save ’em for special occasions. And you shouldn’t make ’em when 2.0 is around. He hovers. And paces. And whines when you won’t let him eat all three dozen of them.
There aren’t many ingredients. They take about 10 minutes to put together, and you only dirty two bowls. That’s my kind of cookin’
They’ve got a soft and chewy centre. They’re highly addictive. And they make a nice gift in a wee cellophane bag. I’m bringing them to my workmates tomorrow. I think I’ll throw a bunch into the middle of the administrative office just to see what happens. (Festive!)
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Almond Cookies – original source unknown – download almond cookie recipe
- 2 packages of finely ground almonds (I used 2 x 100 gram packages)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- icing sugar
Beat egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl combine almonds, sugar and salt. Fold the almond mixture with a spatula into beaten egg whites. Add almond extract. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle with icing sugar. Let stand for 2 hours before baking. Bake at 300° for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen.