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Almond Delites

Almond Delites

For the cookie:

12 ounces blanched almonds

1 1/2 c sugar

3 egg whites

1 teaspoon amaretto liquor or

 1/8 tsp cinnamon

To decorate:

whole almonds

2-3 ounces baking chocolate

        In a food processor, blend blanched almonds and sugar until fine and powdery. 

         Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Fold in almond mixture.  Add amaretto or cinammon.  Mix until smooth.  Refrigerate 1/2 hour to 1 hour. 

        Line cookie sheet with parchment.  Preheat oven  to 350o.  Roll walnut sized balls and place on pan. Press a whole almond into each cookie.  Bake 15-20 minutes.  Cool to room temperature.

        Melt baking chocolate.  Drizzle over cookies.  Store in  airtight container. Yield approximately 50 cookies.                

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