Hello! I had a friend ask if I would share my almond pasted cookie recipe - so here it is! I learned to make these cookies when I was a little girl and they have been a staple in our home as long as I can remember. They are very tasty and easy to make. A few hints: Don't make them to big, bite-sized is best, DO NOT overcook them or they will become hard and dry, I always double this recipe, and last but not least - follow the recipe to a 'T!' Enjoy!
Nicole's Almond Paste Cookies
* 5 large egg whites
* 2 cups superfine sugar (you can put regular sugar through a food processor)
* 1 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
* 1 Lb. almond paste
* Sliced almonds & Cherries
2.) Cookie sheets
3.) Parchment paper
1.) Preheat oven to 350°
2.) Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2.) Beat egg whites until smooth.
3.) Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
4.) Refrigerate dough for 2 hours, until firm.
5.) Roll into 1" balls. (wet hands to prevent sticking)
6.) Place dough balls onto cookie sheet.
7.) Top each ball with almond or cherry, pressing down softly in the center.
8.) Bake until lightly browned.