Oh My God Maria’s Almond Cookie

20 Oct

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I used to buy these at the greek market for a fortune and could never figure out a recipe.

My neighbor and best friend found this recipe and was nice enough to give it to me.

This is a real keeper.

Get ready to gain ten pounds and pay ten dollars for the almond paste.

Walmart has the lowest price for the almond paste.

This is not a cheap cookie.

One pound of almond paste

1/2 cup white flour

4 large egg whites

1 cup confectionary sugar

1 cup white sugar

4 cups sliced almonds maybe a little more.

Break up the almond paste into small pebbles with your hands.

Place everything else in the same bowl and mix till your have a very sticky dough.

Take one teaspoon of dough and roll it in the sliced almonds.

Place on a baking pan with either parchment paper or a Silpat.

Keep the cookies 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350 degrees and start checking after 15 minutes.

You want a very light brown cookie that is firm but not overcooked.

My cookies took about 22 minutes.

The recipe said to cook the cookies for 30 minutes. That was way too long.

The bottom of the cookies should be light brown.

Now you have a chewy  almond cookie to die for.

You can also half dip them in dark chocolate.

Keep them in a air tight container.

If I had more almond paste I would make another batch now.

 

 

 

 

 

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