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Cookies with almond paste

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus 12 hours to stand
  • Cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients 1 baking tray of cookies

200 g peeled almonds

200g caster sugar

48 grams of egg white (about 1 and 1/2)

1/2 vanilla bean

1/2 teaspoon of chestnut honey

A few drops of essence of bitter almonds

Almonds, orange peel, citron or candied cherries

Icing sugar


In a blender, blend together the almonds and sugar to make a paste; add the almond essence, honey and egg whites and continue to blend until it will form a firm but malleable dough.

Shape into balls or sticks, or put the dough in a pastry bag with large notched nozzle, forming small flakes or rings.

Place the cookies on a baking tray with parchment paper, decorate with almonds, bits of orange, citron or candied cherries. Let stand in refrigerator for at least 12 hours, then bake in the oven at 160 degrees for about 10 minutes.