"baby cookies" Almond Macaroons
Here is the recipe:
8 oz. almond paste
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. egg white
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover baking sheet with parchment paper. I have used brown paper in a pinch but it did not work as well.
Cut the almond paste to the size of dice and put into the bowl of a stand mixer, add sugar and combine till a crumble. Add egg white and mix for 5 minutes. You can do this with a portable mixer but know you will have to stand and beat for the 5 minutes.
Drop by teaspoons full or use a pastry bag with a large star tip and place 1" apart on the prepared pan.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes. After you remove these from the oven let them sit for 5 minutes before removing from the pan to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container. Makes 1-2 doz.
Approximate Nutritional content per cookie :
3 g. fat
32 % of the calories per cookie are from fat
14 g. carbohydrates
2 g. protein
8 mg. sodium
Note : I have seen these cookies made with the addition of 1/8 t. of almond extract and seen them called almond macaroons!!