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Amaretti Cookies

From David Rossi

Ingredients

3 cups - Almonds (blanched and slivered

1 1/2 cups - Sugar

3 each - Egg whites

1 1/2 teaspoons - Almond Extract

Preparation

  • Pre-heat oven to 300 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor, grind the almonds to a fine meal.
  • Add the sugar and process for another 15 seconds.
  • Add egg whites and almond extract and continue to process until a smooth dough forms around the blade.
  • Place a rounded teaspoon of dough on the prepared cookie sheet. Place the dough pieces at least 1/2 inch apart.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely on the parchment before removing. Store in an airtight container.
  • Makes about 2 dozen
     
  • Let some of the cookies dry out. They can then be crushed and used in the Pear and Chocolate Cake recipe.

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