Basler Brunsli

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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a food processor, pulse together the chocolate, cocoa powder, cinnamon and cloves until finely ground.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy.
  • Beat in the superfine sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold in the chocolate mixture, almonds and kirsch until just combined.
  • Divide the dough in half and shape into rectangles.
  • Wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the work surface with half of the granulated sugar.
  • Working with 1 piece of dough, turn 2 or 3 times to coat with sugar.
  • Roll out to a scant 1/2" thickness.
  • Using a 2" heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut into hearts.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Place on a sheet of waxed paper and sprinkle with the coarse sugar.
  • Let dry for 1 hour.
  • Line rimless baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the cookies, about 1 inch apart, on the pans.
  • Bake in the centre of a 325 degree F oven just until firm, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer to racks and let cool completely.
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