Almond Macaroons -- the Passover Cookies

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Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

There they are, every single Passover, those Macaroons. You can't escape them! I, personally, am not a fan of the coconut macaroon, which is the more popular kind of Passover cookie you find in the supermarket. But an almond macaroon? That's almost worth the whole holiday!

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  • 2 cups unblanched almonds, ground
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 3 egg whites
  • slivered almonds


  1. Combine all the ingredients, except for the egg whites.
  2. Stir in the egg whites.
  3. The dough will be like thick, wet sand.
  4. Roll into one inch balls.
  5. Place on a greased (or foil lined, or parchment paper lined) cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
  6. Press an almond sliver into each cookie.
  7. Bake at 350°F.
  8. for 15-20 minutes, until dry and lightly brown.