This cookie is very chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside, BUT the entire outside is coated in sliced almonds for a fantastic look and is absolutely delicious. It is well worth the effort.
INGREDIENTS (for 7 servings):
- 2 pounds almond paste
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 8 egg whites
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 cups sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together the almond paste, flour, egg whites, white sugar and confectioners' sugar until well blended. The mixture will be very sticky. Place the sliced almonds into a small bowl. Scoop out rounded teaspoonfuls of the dough and drop them into the almonds. Roll until completely coated. Place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.