Cyprus Almond Macaroon Cookies

December 11, 2013
2 Ratings
  • Makes 25 cookies
Author Notes

super easy. gluten free. marzipan and orange zest flavour. hard and crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect with coffee or tea. Traditionally enjoyed at engagement parties, but now enjoyed as and when! —christina@afroditeskitchen

What You'll Need
  • 300g slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Measure 1/2 cup of the 300g slivered blanched almonds. Coarsely chop the almonds. Set to the side in a flat pan.
  2. Put the rest of the silvered blanched almonds and the granulated sugar into a food processor. Grind together to a fine powder. Add the icing sugar, zest and almond extract. Pulse 2 seconds. Add the egg whites and pulse until it forms a firm paste.
  3. Take walnut sized teaspoon of the firm paste and shape into a cylinder. Roll the cylinder in the coarsely chopped almonds and shape into a crescent shape. Place on parchment paper on a baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes until very light golden brown.
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2 Reviews

healthierkitchen December 20, 2013
I love these, Christina! Must get some almond extract!
Thanks Wendy! Super easy if you have a food processor. And I love eating them the first couple days - when the center is tangibly chewy, and the outside hard and crunchy!