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BRUTTI MA BUONI -UGLY BUT GOOD (ITALIAN DELICIOUS ALMOND COOKIES)

Small and sweet, they are prepared with a few ingredients, and, as the old saying goes, do not be fooled by their appearance: they are ugly, because they are formed by dosing the dough in spoonfuls on the pan, but delicious, in fact they will go to steal!

 


 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ¼ lb almonds
  • ½ lb egg white
  • 1 lb sugar
  • 1 oz butter
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1 package vanilla powder (or vanilla extract)

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Blanch the almonds in boiling water, then roast on an oven tray and finely chop them.

 

 

 

 

 

Whisk the egg whites to firm peaks, add the chopped almonds, sugar, a bit of cinnamon and vanilla extract, slowly stirring with a spoon.

 

 

Put everything into a saucepan over a very low heat until it dries up, stirring continuously for about half an hour.

 

 

Butter an oven sheet and spoon small dollops onto it giving them a round shape.

 

Turn on the oven on a low heat (260°F), put the sheet in and bake for about 40 minutes.

 

Take out of the oven and allow to cool.

They can be kept in tightly closed tins for some time.

 

 

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