With a crispy, crumbly exterior and a chewy inside, these cookies, which are made mostly with almonds and which bedazzle you with their almond-y flavor, are a delicious treat from Italy.
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour (around 1 cup of almonds, processed to a powder in a food processor)
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (can substitute with all-purpose)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 3 tsp egg replacer powder mixed with 4 tbsp water
- 3/4 to 1 cup confectioners’ sugar (I like mine a little less sweet but add a whole cup if you like them sweet)
Mix together the almond flour, pastry flour and baking powder.
In a food processor, or by hand, add to the flour mixture the sugar, the two extracts, and the egg-replacer mixture. If using a food processor, pulse a few times to mix the ingredients.
Bake in a preheated 300-degree oven about 25-30 minutes until the tops are lightly browned, and the bottoms are a deeper, richer golden-brown.
Place the sheet on a rack to cool about 10 minutes. Then, using a thin spatula, remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and place directly on the rack to cool thoroughly.
When cooled, sprinkle tops with some powdered confectioners sugar.