Turkish Almond Cookies

November 7, 2022
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These Homemade Almond Cookies are gluten-free and delicious! Almond cookies with only 3 ingredients go well with tea and coffee.

Almond cookies take their name from their main ingredient, almond. It is one of the most popular cookies in Turkish cuisine. Intense almond-flavored cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. In addition, these chewy cookies are dairy-free.

Serve these delicious cookies with a cup of hot black tea or coffee. It's also great with milk or honey. Enjoy these freshly made Turkish almond cookies.

Almond Cookies
Taste Score: %86
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 35 mins

Tips

  • Use ingredients at room temperature. The dough will be distributed uniformly if you use eggs that have reached room temperature.
  • You can use homemade or ready-made almond flour instead of almonds.
  • Measure the flour correctly. You can use a kitchen scale or measuring cup to measure the flour. Flatten the flour with the back of the knife. In this way, you can make more accurate measurements. Otherwise, too much flour can make the cookie dough tough.
  • Avoid over-mixing the ingredients. Do not mix the ingredients too much after adding the flour. Otherwise, the dough will harden.
  • Add lemon juice to the dough mixture. After mixing all the ingredients, wait for the dough to cool. Then add lemon juice to the dough mixture. This will cause the top of the cookie to crack.
  • Refrigerate the dough. After mixing the dough, shape it into a disc, wrap it in cling film, and refrigerate the dough for at least an hour, until it has completely solidified.
  • Line the baking tray with parchment paper. The parchment paper makes it easy to remove the cookies.
  • Place the cookies evenly on the baking tray. The cookies will spread as they bake.
  • Make sure you don't overcook the dough. Otherwise, the dough will harden.
  • Use almond powder to add crunch to cookies. Roast the almond powder for 5 minutes on low heat. After it has cooled, add it to the dough mixture.
  • You can use almond extract to increase the almond flavor.
  • Transfer the cookies to the cooling wire to separate them from the baking paper without falling apart.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add enough water to cover the almonds and boil for a few minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 284 °F (140 °C).
  3. Peel the almond shells and pass them through the food processor.
  4. Line the baking tray with baking paper or grease the tray.
  5. Put the egg white in a bowl. Add sugar and beat them. Add the ground almonds and mix all the ingredients. Put the mixture in a cream bag and squeeze it in the form of lemon on paper. Put almonds on it.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes.
  7. Then transfer the cookies to the cooling rack.
  8. Remove from parchment paper and serve them.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Almond Cookies
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.2 g4.1%
Sodium 5 mg0.2%
Protein 1.8 g3.6%
Potassium 54 mg1.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How To Peel Almonds?

To peel the almonds for almond cookies, boil the almonds in hot water. Then put cold water on the almonds and peel the skins off.

How To Make Almond Cookies?

Almond cookies can be made with almond kernels or almond flour. To make bitter almond cookies with almond flour,

  • Sift 1 ½ cups of almond flour.
  • Put 3 egg whites, 1 cup of sugar, and almond flour in a saucepan and cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Then add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the warm dough mixture.
  • Transfer the cookie dough to a cream bag and squeeze the dough at intervals onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 338 °F (170 °C) for 25 minutes.
  • Transfer the cookies to the cooling rack.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes, and serve when it gets cool.

What To Serve with Almond Cookies?

These homemade cookies that are hard on the outside and soft on the inside are the perfect recipe for tea and coffee. It can also be served with desserts. This macaroon-like cookie can be made for special occasions or celebrations.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Almond Cookies:

How To Store Almond Cookies?

Almond cookies are best consumed fresh. However, these homemade cookies can be stored in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also store these almond cookies in the freezer for up to 3 months. Transfer to the refrigerator the night before serving. Serve them at room temperature.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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