Revisiting Almond Cloud

Needed to take cookies with me tonight. Didn’t want to use much product ($). Didn’t want to spend much time. Just wanted to make something and go to an event.

So…what better than these Almond Cloud cookies. Basically, 4 ingredients if you don’t count the almond flavoring (actually optional).

These cookies are VERY GOOD and I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t like them. I also discovered that they are extremely EASY TO MAKE if done in a food processor. So…see what you think!!!

ALMOND CLOUD COOKIES

1 can (8 oz.) almond paste – easily removed from the can by taking off both ends with a can opener and pushing the paste through
1 c. granulated sugar
2 large egg whites
confectioner’s sugar for topping
Almond extract to taste – optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a food processor and plastic blade, drop the segments of almond paste into the processor while it is on. Process for a moment or two until the paste is broken up onto small bits then add the sugar. Continue to pulse until combined. Through the top, add the egg whites. Pulse until fairly smooth (you will still see a lumpy effect). Use a spatula and scrape the bottom of the processor bowl a few times. Using a medium scoop, drop the dough onto the baking pans. Sprinkle heavily with confectioners sugar. See those indentations??? Those were made with my two fingers. Bake 20-25 minutes. Watch carefully until browned around the edge. Cool right on the pan.

This recipe only made about 15 cookies which is a pretty good amount to take to a function on a beautiful plate. You will get lots of compliments if…you can avoid eating them before others get a chance!!!

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