Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BLOGGING CHALLENGE DAY #1 - Christmas Recipes

As I've mentioned before, my family loves to bake around the holidays!  So when I started this challenge, I instantly knew I'd have to share a cookie recipe!
Today is a true Italian classic....
It gets it's name from the nuts that are on top of it, and they have a deliciously almondy flavor!
Ingredients:
1 LB Almond Paste
3/4 Cup Sugar
3 Egg WHITES
3/4 Cup Confectioner Sugar
3/4 LB Pignoli Nuts
Instructions:
Crumble the paste with your hands, then blend in sugars, again by hand.  In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they're almost stuff, the fold into the paste and sugar mixture.  Form the cookies into balls or into crescents- my family does crescents- roll the cookies into the nuts and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.  
Voila!  They're chewy and soft and just oh so delicious!
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
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4 comments:

  1. So yummy ♥ I want try this omg I so wish my mothers baking gene passed down to me. I swear every time i try to bake something it always comes out so horrible. I love this Christmas Challenge :)

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    1. I actually got my aunt's gene's, my mom cannot bake! I'm loving the challenge so far!

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