we start finally with CHristmas recipes!
and this recipes, Almond Cookies, is a special recipe in Sicily with a story.
It is an ancient recipe from 1100 age and it borns in a convent, near Palermo, Martorana convent. So this cookies name is also Martorana cookies or Pasta Reale (royal dough) because it was worthy of a King for the goodness and the characteristics of the dessert.
The procedure is very simple and you need just few ingredients.
I like to prepare it and place in a Christmas box as gift for my friends.
Here are the ingredients and the steps. You can find the video recipe in my Instagram page (my profile - highlights) or in my YouTube channel.
500 gr/3 cups+ 2 tbsp Almond Flour
350 gr/1.5 cups + 4 tbsp Powdered Sugar
1 grated Lemon Zest
some drops Almond extract
80 gr/ 3 eggs whites
Almonds or holiday fruit to decorate
place in a bowl the flour, the sugar, the grated lemon zest, some drops Almond extract and the egg whites
mix for 1 minutes
prepare little balls and spread with powder sugar
place in a baking pan and put on top a holiday fruit or an almond.
leave in a refrigeratore for 30 minutes.
bake at 350F for max 10 minutes.
leave to cold down for 1 hour.
So Far So Cook