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January 7, 2013

Almond coated cookies

What you need: makes about 25-30 cookies
1 cup flour
1/2 cup finely powdered blanched almonds
1/2 cup unsalted butter,softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of salt

Almond coating:
2 egg whites
1 cup sliced almonds

In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and almond extract until combined. Add the flour and the almond powder; mix just until its starts to form a dough. 

Cover, and chill in the fridge for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Divide the dough into even little balls.

Lightly whip the egg whites and pour into a shallow dish. In another plate, add the sliced almonds. 

Dip each ball in the egg whites, and then in the sliced almonds. Gently press the almonds a little flat onto the parchment paper.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are a golden brown. Transfer them on to a cooling rack. 

Cool completely and store them in air tight container. It stays fresh for up to a week. Enjoy!


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