Almond Cloud Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 21
YIELD: 21 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 10
    ounces almond paste
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 14
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 18
    1/8 teaspoon lemon oil (optional) or 1/8 teaspoon orange oil (optional)
  • confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar, for topping
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  • Blend the almond paste and sugar until the mixture forms fine crumbs; this is best done in a stand mixer.
  • Add the egg whites gradually, while mixing, to make a smooth paste.
  • Stir in the flavorings.
  • Scoop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared pans.
  • Sprinkle the cookies heavily with confectioners' sugar, then use three fingers to press an indentation into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies for 20 to 25 minutes, until they're brown around the edges. Remove them from the oven, and let them cool right on the pan.
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