Chewy Almond Cookies (Macaroons)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Rita1652

Chewy yummy Christmas cookies! Bring these to your next Party!

Top Review by znglass

I am amazed at how well these turned out. I made these for a Christmas party and received numerous compliments. Make sure you double this recipe! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Process almonds in a food processor 9 minutes or until a paste forms, stopping to scrape down sides.
  2. Beat egg whites at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  3. Combine almond paste, sugar, cardamom and cinnamon in a bowl, mixing with hands until blended.
  4. Add egg whites; knead by hand until smooth and doughlike consistency.
  5. Wet fingers with water, and shape dough into 1-inch balls (about 1 tablespoon dough for each cookie).
  6. Slightly flatten with thumb.
  7. Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  8. Top each with almond sliver pressed in lightly.
  9. Bake on middle rack of oven at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
  10. Remove cookies immediately to wire racks; cool.

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