Ingredients

How to make it

  • Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 350°F. Lightly oil 2 large baking sheets, then line with parchment paper.
  • In food processor, combine 2 1/4 cups almonds and 1/3 cup sugar. Process until finely ground, scraping down sides once or twice. Set aside.
  • In electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat egg whites and salt at high speed until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to medium and gradually sprinkle in remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Return speed to high and beat mixture until stiff, shiny peaks form. Gently fold in ground almond mixture and almond and vanilla extracts.
  • Roll mixture into 1-inch balls, place 2 inches apart on baking sheets, and flatten slightly. Top each with glacéed cherry or almond. Bake until cookies are golden, switching positions of pans halfway through, about 25 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.
  • Cookies keep, wrapped, several days, or frozen, several weeks. Recrisp in warm oven.

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  • pattycake 5 years ago
    Fantastic classic recipe. Thanks for sharing it + the story!
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    " It was excellent "
    deedeec ate it and said...
    I made these today. They look Beautiful and are fantastic right out of the oven! So glad you posted this. Got my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    angelinaw ate it and said...
    Thank you for a wonderful recipe with an interesting story. I will add these to my holiday baking list! High five!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Ahhhhh, Cookie Monster here with my 5 forks! hugssss
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Fantastic recipe peeta love almonds and the history too.

    You bring these and I will bring my Gingerbread Biscotti's to Checkin Central.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Healthy and delicious! The bishop was right! I love the story, Peeta!
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