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Almond Snowballs

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 9 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Egg whites
1 pinch  Coarse salt
1/3 cup 65g / 2.3ozSugar
1 1/2 cups 139g / 4.9ozShredded coconut - (abt 6 oz)
1 teaspoon 5mlAlmond extract
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGrated or ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons 45mlAll-purpose flour
9   Candied red cherries - halved
1/4 cup 23g / 0.8ozSliced almonds

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and salt to soft peaks, then add sugar and beat again until peaks are stiff. Beat in almond flavoring. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir in half of the coconut. Sprinkle in the nutmeg and flour, stir, then fold in the remaining coconut.

Using a melon ball or other small scoop or, working with 2 spoons, form 9 "snowballs" a couple of inches apart on each of 2 cookie sheets. Bake snowballs 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from oven and garnish each snowball with half a cherry and a couple of slivered almonds. Transfer to a rack or serving plate to cool.

"30 MINUTE MEALS with Rachael Ray - (Show # TM-1D25) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK"


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