Almond Cookies

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Jan Parrott

By
@chatterbird

I am from a Dutch community and my grandmother and mother have made something called "banket" every year for Christmas until my mother couldn't cook any longer. I love the flavors and the ingredients of the almond paste and I found a recipe about 10 years ago that I tweeked to get the flavors and be able to serve it at wonderful luncheons the year around. This cookie is very melt in your mouth on the inside and crunchy on the outside because it is coated with the almonds. It is one recipe that others sheepishly and boldly come up and ask if I give out my recipes :)

Rating:
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Serves:
makes 85 cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 lb
almond paste
1 c
all purpose flour
8
egg whites
2 c
white sugar
2 c
confectioners' sugar
4 c
sliced almonds, blanced

How to Make Almond Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175C). Grease cookie sheets, although I prefer to use paper.
  • 2In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together the almond paste, flour, egg whites, white sugar and confectioners' sugar until well blended,
  • 3Place the sliced almonds into another bowl. Scoop out dough by rounded teaspoonful (I use the small scoop and spray it with non stick spray) and drop them into the bowl of sliced almonds 1 at a time and roll completely. Place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • 4Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

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About Almond Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Dutch
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom