Italian Old-Fashioned Almond Cookies

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Italian Old-Fashioned Almond Cookies

Delicious Almond Cookies!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Dough Freeze Time 1 hour
Course Italian Cookies
Servings 40 Cookies


  • Rolling Pin
  • 2 Prep Bowls
  • Cutting Board
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper


  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 cups Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Orange Zest (no white bitter pith)
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract


  • Place almond flour in a bowl large enough to hold all ingredients.
  • After measuring powdered sugar sift it and add to almond flour along with orange zest, cornstarch and baking powder and stir to combine.
  • Whip egg whites in a separate bowl to firm peaks.
  • Add to dry ingredients along with the salt and almond extract and fold using a spatula.
  • The mixture will become heavy and firm. (This is not a light and airy meringue style composition.)
  • On a plastic food wrap lined baking sheet spread or press the mixture into a 5 inch x 12 inch (13 cm x 30 cm) rectangular piece.
  • Use powdered sugar to prevent sticking. Freeze one hour or overnight.
  • Cut the frozen dough lengthwise into 5 equal size strips using a sharp knife.
  • Cut the strips into a 45 degree angle to obtain diamonds.
  • Dip the surface of the diamonds in powdered sugar and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Part of the dough can be frozen for later bake off.
  • Bake at 350°F until pale golden, about 17 minutes. Move to wire rack to cool.
  • Store in an air-tight container.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword almond cookies, cookies, italian dessert
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