The holidays are just around the corner and in our neck of the woods, that means that we cannot pass up on the opportunity to bake cookies. Naturally, I don't want to spend hours and hours in the kitchen but rather, I'd love to have a cookie that get's done in no time, requires minimal prep work, but that still pleases my picky eater. As is the case with many cookies, these are also beige in appearance.
They also come with the added advantage of including only a select few ingredients that many people have at home anyway. There's nothing fancy here, nor are there any hard-to-find ingredients.
The cookies come out beautifully and, being that they are cookies, are irresistible to young and old alike.
2 Egg Whites.
Pinch of Salt.
7 oz. Powdered Sugar.
10 oz. Almonds, ground.
1 Tsp. Cinnamon (finely ground).
1 Egg White.
3 oz. Powdered Sugar.
Let's get started:
Add egg whites and salt to a work bowl.
Beat until very stiff and no longer runny.
As you keep beating, slowly add the powdered sugar in small increments until it is well-integrated.
Add the almonds and and cinnamon and carefully fold into the sugar mixture.
Wrap the resulting dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 270 degrees Fahrenheit.
Either place baking paper on your cookie sheet or use a silicon baking mat (I prefer the latter).
Sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on your work surface.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and, with a rolling pin, roll out to whatever thickness looks appealing to you. Some people prefer really thin cookies, others like them a bit thicker. I don't think there is a wrong or a right way – just your way!
With a star-shaped cookie cutter, create dough stars.
Place the cookies on the baking paper (or silicone mat).
When you are done with the dough, turn to the frosting:
Mix the egg white with the remaining powdered sugar so that you end up with a thick, syrup-like frosting.
Brush some of the frosting onto each cookie.
Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness).