Recipe for Greek Style Almond Cookies
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These almond cookies have a unique texture since they are made with almonds. It is best to use whole almonds and then make the almond meal yourself. These cookies can be found throughout Greece.
Greek Almond Cookie (Amygdalota) Recipe Ingredients:
- 6 cups whole almonds
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Almonds, to press into each cookie (optional)
Instructions for How to Bake Greek Almond Cookies:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or brush with olive oil.
Add the almonds to a food processor and pulse until completely pulverized. Transfer to a large bowl and add the sugar, egg whites, and vanilla extract. Stir with a wooden spoon or your fingers until cohesive dough is formed.
Form the dough into cookie shapes by rolling each piece into a ball in your hands and flattening it slightly. You will need to work quickly with your hands to form the shape. This cookie has a different texture than what we may be used to, and it may seem a little drier than a traditional cookie. The egg whites bind the pulverized almonds together. Place each cookie onto the baking sheet and press an almond firmly in the center (optional). Place sheet in the center of the oven and bake until a light golden brown color forms. This should take about 20 minutes.
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