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Almond Cloud Cookies

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Almond Cloud Cookies Recipe Almond Cloud Cookies Recipe

Chewy-crisp and intensely almond-y, here's our version of the King Arthur Bakery's best-selling cookie: the Almond Bianchi.

Recipe update: As of January 2018, we've amended the amount of almond paste in the recipe to work best with the full array of almond paste brands (except Love 'n Bake) on the market. Please see "tips," below, for further information.

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Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
21 cookies
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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  • 16 ounces almond paste*
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon extra-strong bitter almond oil
  • Confectioners' sugar, for topping*
  • *See "tips," below.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  2. Blend the almond paste, sugar, and salt until the mixture becomes uniformly crumbly; this is best done in a stand mixer.
  3. Add the egg whites gradually, while mixing, to make a smooth paste.
  4. Stir in the flavorings.
  5. Scoop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared pans.
  6. Sprinkle the cookies heavily with confectioners' sugar, then use three fingers to press an indentation into the center of each cookie.
  7. Bake the cookies for 20 to 25 minutes, until they're brown around the edges. Remove them from the oven, and let them cool right on the pan.
  8. Yield: 21 cookies.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie
  • Servings Per Batch 21 cookies
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 107
  • Calories from Fat 36
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 33mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.