Almond Horn Cookies
Almond Horn Cookies... or Almond Horse Shoes Cookies!
For 2 Dozen(s)
For the Cookies:
- 10 ounces almond paste
- 4 ounces whole almonds
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a food processor, process whole almonds until finely ground. Set aside.
- Place the sliced almonds in a bowl and crush coarsely by hand. Set aside.
- Break up the almond paste with your hands and add to the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Add the processed almonds and mix.
- Add the egg white and almond extract. Mix until the dough comes together.
- Separate the dough into 14 equal pieces. You can weigh them to be more exact, they should all weigh 1oz.
- Roll each piece into a ball and roll in the sliced almonds. As you roll each piece in the almonds shape them into ropes and form the U.
- Place each piece on a foil lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the almonds begin to turn golden.
- Cool completely.
- Over a double boiler melt the chocolate chips and dip the blunt ends of each cooled cookie and cool on tin foil. Allow the chocolate to cool completely before serving.
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