CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Almond MacaroonsThis cookie is about as simple as a cookie can get.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This cookie is about as simple as a cookie can get.
1 pound blanched almonds, either whole or slivered
2 cups sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg whites
Heatoven to 300 degrees. Grease 3 baking sheets. Grind almonds, sugar, salt in food processor. Add vanilla extract; pulse. Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Add to food processor; pulse 3 or 4 times. Mixture should form grainy batter. Wet hands (this keeps dough from sticking). Tear off walnut-sized pieces of dough; roll each between palms into ball. Place cookies about 2 to 3 inches apart on baking sheets; bake until they are golden, about 25 minutes. Halfway through, rotate sheets to get even browning. Remove from oven, cool.
Yield: About 3 dozen cookies
Approximate nutritional analysis per cookie: 119 calories, 3 grams protein,14 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 7 grams fat (1 gram saturated) no cholesterol, 12 grams sugar, 22 milligrams sodium.
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