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Nov 4, 2009

Almond Drops

Almond Drops

1/4 cup almond paste
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
pinch of salt
5 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup blanched, slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease and flour
cookie sheets. Cream almond paste with melted
butter. Beat egg whites with salt until they form
soft peaks. Add sugar, a tablespoon at a time.
Continue beating until peaks are very firm. Fold
into almond paste mixture, adding flour and
almonds. Fit a pastry bag with a no. 7 tube.
Drop small round of batter on cookie sheets,
spacing one inch between. Bake 5-8 minutes
until edges of cookies are golden brown. Makes
about 30.