Friday, 19 September 2014

Old Fashioned Almond Cookies

These cookies are so easy to make. They do not take much of your time but you could count on a great taste. Their flavour is strong without any added extracts. While warm and fresh, they are a bit chewy or crispy and dry, when stored longer. Either way, these are extremely delicious. 

Their taste took me back to my childhood, when on my way home from school, I always stopped at the bakery for a walnut cookie. Back than, the walnuts were the most used nuts for the pastries. Walnuts are still more popular than almonds in Bulgaria. They are less expensive, because walnut trees grow there. Next time, I am definitely making these cookies with walnuts.

(for about 20 cookies 3 cm in diameter)

100 g ground almonds (almond meal)
150 g granulated sugar
1 tsp honey
2 egg whites (large eggs)

Scale the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the honey. Add the egg whites. Mix well with a wooden spoon or a flexible spatula until smooth paste is formed.

You could either use a piping bag to pipe the cookies, or spoon them on a lined with parchment paper cookie pan. Spoon about 3 cm mounds on the pan. Bake at 180°C for about 20 min, or until lightly browned.

Leave the cookies to cool in the pan. Store in an air tight container. 


B is 4 said...

I've never made almond cookies before but I'd love to try these, looks good! Now following you on G+, happy weekend. :)

Unknown said...

Oh! These do look delicious...going to try this recipe now! :-)

Unknown said...

Bake at 180c? Thanks.

Ivelina said...

Thank you, Helena, for point out to me the missing temperature. I am correcting it right away, and yes, you are completely write. Bake at 180°C .

Ivelina said...

Thank you, girls, for the nice words! I am sure you will enjoy them - I made the dose double, but you may want to try it first with these proportions. Bon appétit!