ALMOND MERINGUE COOKIES
Almond meringue cookies are a guilt-free treat! Low calorie and so easy to make. These crisp and chewy almond meringue cookies are made with just three ingredients. Get the recipe and bake again and again.
*250 g granulated sugar
*250 g almonds, blanched + extra for decorating
*1 tsp almond extract
*3 egg whites
*pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F).
Beat the almonds, sugar and salt in a food processor, until they are finely ground. Transfer to a large bowl.
Beat the egg whites along with a pinch of salt and the almond extract, with the whisk attachment, until you create a nice, fluffy meringue.
Add the meringue, gradually, to the bowl with the ground almond mixture. Mix gently with a spatula, until thoroughly combined.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Add a heaping tablespoonful of the mixture at a time to the baking sheet, leaving enough space between them. They should be quite large. (About 6 cookies to each baking sheet.)
Place a whole almond in the center of each cookie. Press down on it lightly.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool on a wire rack and serve.
Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a while before putting them in the oven. This will help them take on a nicer shape!