1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1-8oz. Almond paste
2egg whites (or less, depending on humidity), slightly beaten
Sift sugars, flour and salt. Break up paste with wooden spoon (I pulse in my processor). Add egg whites and beat till fairly smooth. Stir in flour mixture. NOTE: Dough should be slightly sticky, but able to be handled (see above regarding amount of egg whites). Roll small balls of dough in a bowl of nuts to coat. Place 2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper) and lightly press the cookies to flatten them a bit. Bake in a preheated oven at 300 degrees 20-25 minutes till lightly browned.
NOTE, I mix entire batter in my processor.
Though the nuts are pricey, don 't scrimp on them. Enjoy!
Froo! You are such a sweetie!
DH is going to love these!
Ah...make that Buon Natale!
And a Feliz Navidad from the desert!
But I love my Italian sweets and am looking forward to adding these to my cookie selection. I am giving each of my sibs a pizzelle maker for Christmas. Miss Mike's Pastries in Boston...This message has been edited. Last edited by: junk collector,
Junk collector, did you make the pignoli cookies and if so, how'd they come out?
I haven't had the chance yet. We got back from Michigan really late on Thursday after delayed flights and I immediately came down with a flu. Fortunately it was quick and very mild, but I still need to go grocery shopping. On top of that, I took a really nasty spill this evening and screwed up my wrist. Pommy was lying in the hall and I was carrying laundry and CRASH DH will need to put the bell back on him.
Dying to try these. I hope to get the nuts and paste tomorrow.
PS the pizzelle makers were a hit!This message has been edited. Last edited by: junk collector,
Oh my! Hey, cookies can wait. Take care of yourself. Here's hoping the New Year improves for you.
We have had some set backs too. DH is battling a cold, I continue to nurse my sore heel and I just found out today that my 95yr. Old mom is having hip replacement surgery tomorrow. This was her good hip. I am hours away and am awaiting better weather should I be needed to assist her post rehab assuming they allow her to return home.
Btw, the paste I use is Odense brand. Be sure to check the expiration date.
We spent most of New Year's Day reorganizing the kitchen and the guest bedroom. I was all set to cook or bake and BOOM! Bell is now back on the little guy so I'll know if he's following me. Hand is much better this a.m. but still a wicked internal bruise.
Hope your Mom is ok and has a speedy recovery.
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