Almond Cloud Cookies
photo by ladyjane64
- Ready In:
- 10 ounces almond paste
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1⁄8 1/8 teaspoon lemon oil (optional) or 1/8 teaspoon orange oil (optional)
- confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar, for topping
- 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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