The almond butter crisps recipe results in a delicate cookie, that just melts in your mouth!
2 2/3 cups blanched almonds
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1/2 prepared basic butter cookie dough, room temperature
2 egg whites lightly beaten
Food processor or blender
Cookie cutter of choice
Step 1: Halve 1 cup of almonds and reserve.
Step 2: In a food processor or blender grind almonds with sugar and salt until fine.
Step 3: In a large bowl beat almond mixture, almond extract, and basic butter dough together until combined.
Step 4: Pat dough into a rectangle, wrap in wax paper and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Step 5: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 6: Working with one third of the dough at a time, roll out each piece of dough between two sheets of wax paper into a 12 x 9-inch rectangle. Dough should be just over 1/8-inch thick.
Step 7: Using a cookie cutter of choice cut out shapes arranging cookies about 1/2-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Use all scraps by combining and re-rolling and cutting into shapes.
Step 8: In a small bowl, slightly beat egg whites. Brush each cookie with egg whites and press a reserved almond half into the center of each cookie.
Step 9: Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Transfer cookies to cooling surface.
Makes about 11 dozen cookies.Tags: Crisps