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“From "The Olive Branch" June 2008 Issue. (By Mr. Greek restaurants) "Recipe courtesy of Maria Georgopoulos"”
READY IN:
22mins
SERVES:
75
YIELD:
75 Cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons almond extract
  • 7 cups ground almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl combine eggs, 2 cups of sugar and almond extract and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Fold in the ground almonds. The mixture will be quite moist and sticky.
  4. Shape into round balls (1 1/2” in diameter).
  5. Place the remaining cup of sugar on a separate plate and roll the balls in the sugar.
  6. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper and place cookies on the baking tray.
  7. Place one whole almond on top of cookie and press gently.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes at 275 degrees F.
  9. Allow to cool and place in an airtight container as the cookies should remain chewy and not dry and crunchy.

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