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Almond Macaroons – Recipe

Almond Macaroons – Recipe

These crisp, nutty cookies are traditional for Passover, but they’re such a light treat — with no added fat and no egg yolks — that they’re nice to have on hand anytime.

Quick to make and a real crowd-pleaser.


½ pound (about 2 cups) lightly toasted almonds
¼ cup matzo cake meal, potato starch, or regular flour
3 egg whites, at room temperature
2/3 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Dash salt

1. Preheat the oven to 325. Process the almonds in a food processor until they resemble a coarse meal.

2. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Beat in the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Gently fold in the ground almonds.

3. Drop by tablespoonfuls on an oiled baking sheet or 2. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden.

4. Carefully remove with a spatula and set gently to cool on plates. The cookies will be soft at first, but become crisp once cool. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 3 dozen.

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Adapted from Vegetarian Celebrations by Nava Atlas (Little, Brown and Company, 1996). Copyright (c) 1996 by Nava Atlas. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from Vegetarian Celebrations by Nava Atlas (Little, Brown and Company, 1996).

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1:43AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

Thank you.

1:43AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

Thank you.

2:34PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013


2:20AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thank you, Annie:))

3:27PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

3:14PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

These looks super delicious. I saved to my Recipe Files(Cookies). The coconut version is also very good.

1:03PM PDT on Jul 12, 2011


1:01PM PDT on May 1, 2011

Sounds delish!

Store bought are always too sweet!

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