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Author: Nicole
For the cookies:
  • 300 g powdered sugar
  • 500 g ground almonds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract
  • 3 egg whites
For the glaze:
  • 1 egg white
  • Pinch of salt
  • 125 g powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 150°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Sift the powdered sugar into a large bowl and add the ground almonds and cinnamon. Mix well.

  3. Add the orange extract and egg whites and kneed until you get a smooth dough. This does require a bit of elbow grease.

  4. It’s quite a sticky dough. You can best roll it out between two sheets of cling film or parchment paper. I use parchment paper and to prevent the bottom sheet to skid across the surface, I splash a bit of water on the counter. The parchment paper will stay in play nicely that way.

  5. Don’t roll out the dough too thin. The perfect thickness would be about somewhere between 0,75 and 1 cm.

  6. Cut out cookies with a star shaped cookie cutter.

  7. Prepare the glaze: beat the egg white with a pinch of salt until it’s stiff.

  8. Add the powdered sugar and mix well.

  9. Top each cookie with the glaze. You can use a brush to apply the glaze or simply dip the top in it.

  10. Put the cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake 12 minutes.

  11. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes.

  12. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  13. Cookies keep well for several weeks in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Depending on the size of the cookie, this recipe will render 60-90 cookies.