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Almond Cookies II - {Almendrados}

Cuisine: Spanish
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 20 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/3 cups 123g / 4.3ozBlanched almonds - plus
10   Blanched almonds - split lengthwise in two - for garnishing
2/3 cup 131g / 4.6ozSugar
2   Egg whites
1 pinch  Salt

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grind the 1 1/3 cups blanched almonds to a fine paste in electric blender or mortar.  Mix ground almonds with sugar and salt.  Fold in egg whites beaten to a stiff beak.

For each cookie, drop equivalent of heaping 1/2 teaspoon of mixture onto buttered sheet.  Top each cookie with half an almond.  Bake in 400 degree oven until cookies are lightly browned on top (approximately 10 minutes).  The inside of the cookie will look still moist when cookie is done.  Remove to a rack and cool.

Source:
THE SPANISH COOKBOOK by Barbara Norman - Published by Bantam Books, Inc. (c) 1969

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