Ground almonds and chocolate put a new spin on an old favorite.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 cups almonds
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 3/4 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Finely grind the almonds, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a food processor.
Separate one of the eggs and add the white, the other egg, and almond extract and process until the mixture holds together. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the chocolate.
Moisten hands and roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Flatten to 1/3-inch thick rounds.
Bake until tops puff and centers are still soft, about 12 minutes. Remove to a rack and cool completely. Replace parchment paper for next round of cookies.