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Simple Almond Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 - 12 minutes
  • Servings: 32 cookies
  • Course: Dessert

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  • 2-1/4 cups whole almonds
  • 3/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
  • 32 almond slices (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted (optional)
  • Reynolds® Parchment Paper
  • Nonstick cooking spray


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a food processor, combine whole almonds and sugar; cover and process until finely ground. Add egg whites and almond extract. Cover and process until well mixed. Using a well-rounded measuring teaspoonful of the almond mixture for each cookie, shape into a crescent shape or ball.

Step 3

Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Place an almond slice atop each cookie.

Step 4

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or just until cookies are starting to brown on the tops. Transfer to wire racks; let cool. If desired, transfer the warm melted chocolate to a resealable plastic bag.

Step 5

Seal bag; cut a small hole in one corner. Drizzle tops of cookies with melted chocolate.

Sugar Substitutes

Choose from Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking or Equal Sugar Lite. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar.

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