I love almond flavor. And I seem to be liking it more and more as I get older. It’s like dark chocolate. You’re not a huge fan as a kid, but the older you get the more it grows on you until you think it’s amazing! That has been almond baked goods and desserts for me. As a kid I would think “Why would I ever get the thing with nuts in it!?!” Now it’s one of the first things I go for… well along with chocolate…
I really just started making these cookies the last few years. They are delicious and they are naturally gluten free. This also makes them my go to dessert for events, where there will be a crowd of people.
This recipe is really similar to Kransekake (Norwegian wedding cake). I change it a little and make it into cookies. These cookies have a bit of a harder shell on the outside with a soft middle. I have to add, that these are totally inspired by my in-laws, who are Norwegian themselves, and make many amazing Norwegian desserts!
Heat oven to 300 degrees
Measure 4 Cups Almond flour and 4 Cups Powdered sugar into a large pot.
Heat the almonds and powdered sugar on medium heat until it’s warm all the way through, and the powder becomes less fine.
Remove from heat.
Separate three egg whites into a separate bowl.
Pour them into your almond flour/powdered sugar mixture.
Quickly stir them, until the mixture is moist throughout, and starting to form your dough.
Cover your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Then form your dough into about 1 to 1 1/2 in. balls and place on cookie sheet.
Bake for about 17 min. Until the cookies are a bit hard on the outside, they can have a little give to them in the middle. (You don’t want them to be brown, they will be very hard once they cool, if they start to brown.)
And that is it! They are pretty simple!
Almond Cookie Ingredients
4 Cups Almond Flour
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
3 Egg Whites