Almond Cloud Cookies

Chewy-crisp and intensely almond-y, here’s our version of the King Arthur Bakery’s best-selling cookie: the Almond Bianchi.

Almond Cloud Cookies 

Print
Almond Cloud Cookies
: 21 cookies
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces almond paste
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon extra-strong bitter almond oil
  • Confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  2. Blend the almond paste, sugar, and salt until the mixture becomes uniformly crumbly; this is best done in a stand mixer.
  3. Add the egg whites gradually, while mixing, to make a smooth paste.
  4. Stir in the flavorings.
  5. Scoop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared pans.
  6. Sprinkle the cookies heavily with confectioners' sugar, then use three fingers to press an indentation into the center of each cookie.
  7. Bake the cookies for 20 to 25 minutes, until they're brown around the edges. Remove them from the oven, and let them cool right on the pan.

Recipe courtesy King Arthur Flour