Simple, elegant, nutty and chewy almond cookies
Here is one of my favorite pasticcini (fine Italian small pastries). These almond cookies are a classic that you find in most pasticcerie in Italy. Usually decorated with a whole almond, like I did, or a candied cherry. Either way, deliciously sweet!
These cookies are very easy to make and, I have to say, extremely easy to eat! Intensely nutty, perfectly chewy on the inside, slightly crisp on the outside. Try them and they may become your favorite pasticcini too!
And here is a picture of me enjoying an amazing day at the beach :-)
Ingredients: to make about 30 cookies Printable Recipe
- 3 cups (300 gr) of almond meal/flour
- 1.5 cups (270 gr) of sugar
- 1/4 of a teaspoon of almond extract
- 4 egg whites
- about 30 whole almonds to decorate
Step 1: In a large bowl, mix the sugar with the almond flour.
Step 5: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). If you placed the cookies in the oven to rest, like I did, take them out of the oven before preheating it! When the oven is nice and hot, bake the cookies for about 7-8 minutes. Check to make sure they don't burn.
Let them cool off ... and enjoy!