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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Raw Almond Cookies - Dolci di Mandorle Crude


I love almonds...and why not...they do so much for us. They help nourish our bodies and add a crunch to all of our favorite foods.  And today, we have new reasons to enjoy almonds as experts have found that adding almonds to our diet, may be the prescription for physical wellness.

Also, raw almonds are gluten-free and safe for consumption by people with gluten sensitivities, or those with celiac disease.

Give these raw almond cookies a try.  They are quick and delicious.


Images: ©2012 - La Casa e Il Giardino

Ingredients

1 lb. raw almonds with skin
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
Zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 325 F and line baking sheet with parchment paper
Chop the almonds.  I use a knife.  You may use a blender or food processor.
Mix the eggs with the sugar. 
Add the chopped almonds, lemon zest and cinnamon and mix well.
Take a teaspoon full of the mixture or paste and shape into balls, the size of a walnut
Place the almond balls in the baking sheet
Bake for 15 minutes.
Cool completely before serving.
Store in a tight container.