Chewy Almond Cookies (Macaroons)

Recipe by Rita1652
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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 2 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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