About 22 cookies
|(1) Preheat oven to 335 degrees F (170 degrees
(2) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
(3) Have ready a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) round tip.
(4) Oil a heart shape cookie cutter.
|1 + 1/2 cup almond meal/almond
flour(150 grams), available at Whole Foods or
you can substitute with almond paste
2/3 cup powdered sugar (70 grams)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
|(2)Beat egg whites and gradually add sugar until a soft peak forms when you raise the beater, or until it is creamy and glossy, but not dry.|
|2 egg whites
1/3 cup granulated sugar (70 grams)
1 teaspoon almond extract
|(3)Add the dry ingredients in two additions to the egg whites, and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated|
|(4)Fill the pastry bag with the almond mixture. Pipe into the oiled heart shaped cookie cutter. Remove the cutter and smoothe the edge and the top surface with a wet finger tip.|
|(5)Generously sprinkle powdered sugar and let it dry for at least 10 minutes.|
|(6)Bake at 335F(170C) for 20 minutes or until slightly brown.|
| If you are using almond paste:
Break the almond paste into small pieces and place in bowl of food processor, with powdered sugar and baking powder. Pulse until the mixture is very fine.