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Holiday Almond Cookies
Oh Man! These scrumptiously delicious morsels remind me of butter cookies and sugar cookies combined! Need I say more? Once you try one you will scream for MORE! They make great Holiday gifts too; that is if they make it out of your kitchen before everybody eats them all!
Recipe by: Rachel Stella
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 20 drops red or green food coloring (optional)
- 1 cup sugar substitute (We use Splenda)
- 1½ cups almond flour from blanched almonds (ground almonds)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt (pinch)
- 1 tablespoon butter softened to room temperature (May use butter alternative)
- 24 pieces almond slices
- Add the eggs to a bowl and whisk until frothy.
- Then add the food coloring and sugar substitute and blend.
- Next add the almond flour, salt and butter and mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Place soft mixture on a 12 inch length sheet of Saran wrap and roll up like a burrito into a log about 8″ long and twist the ends of the Saran wrap to close. Refrigerate overnight or freeze for about 1 hour until firm. (You can reshape the log after about 45 minutes of chilling into a more round shape if needed.)
- Preheat oven to 375°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Remove log from refrigerator or freezer and unwrap the Saran wrap. The dough will be very sticky so be sure to use a thin blade sharp knife and work quickly to slice the dough into 24 even pieces with a constant back and forth slicing motion and place them evenly spaced on a sheet pan. (If they get out of shape just press them back into shape on the cookie sheet with your fingers.)
- Top each raw cookie with a single almond slice, pressing it down about half way with your finger to make it stick and bake for 10 minutes until golden brown. Cool and serve or store on the counter in a covered container for up to 3 days.
Be sure to bring a batch of these with you to all of your family gatherings this Holiday season so you’ll be sure to have a treat of your own. Fill up an old Christmas tin or jar and give these as a gift!
Calories: 90 Fat: 7 Net Carbs: 3 Fiber: 1 Protein: 3