Sliced almonds cookies are a delightful treat on their own or paired with a cup of tea or coffee. Their light and crispy texture, combined with the nutty flavor of the sliced almonds, make them a perfect option for those who prefer a less dense cookie experience. Enjoy these delicious cookies as a sweet snack or share them with friends and family for a delightful treat.
Why this sliced almond cookies recipe works?
Picture this scene, it's probably one you've experienced before! Your friends just called and said they want to visit you at home; however you have nothing sweet at home to offer with a cup of coffee and you don't have time to run to the store. Don’t worry; I’ve got the perfect, easy recipe for you. These sliced almond cookies take just 10 minutes to bake and four ingredients. Yes, really– this is such a simple and quick recipe that any person can master in minutes. Plus, your home will wind up smelling like a bakery and that's the cherry on top.
You probably already have the ingredients at home and seeing as how you only need four of them, they're not difficult to locate! Let's get started with this easy sliced almond cookie recipe that your guests are sure to love.
How to make sliced almond cookies
Making these cookies is incredibly simple and time-efficient. Just combine the four ingredients in a bowl, divide the batter onto a baking tray, and get ready for a quick baking process. Since the baking time is short, it's important to stay close to the kitchen and keep an eye on them.
Tips to ensure your sliced almonds cookies turn out delicious:
Use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
These cookies tend to be delicate and can stick to the baking sheet. Using parchment paper or a silicone baking mat prevents them from sticking and makes it easier to remove them after baking.
Pay attention to baking time
Keep a close eye on the cookies while they are baking, as they can quickly go from golden brown to overdone. Bake them until they are lightly golden around the edges.
Cool completely before storing
Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before storing them. This helps them firm up and retain their crisp texture.
Almond flour has a different texture and moisture content compared to sliced almonds, so it may not provide the same result in this recipe. Sliced almonds contribute to the texture and appearance of the cookies, so it's best to use them for the intended outcome.
Once the cookies have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They should stay fresh for about a week. To maintain their crispness, you can also place a piece of bread in the container with the cookies.
Absolutely! While the basic recipe calls for sliced almonds and vanilla, you can experiment with additional flavors and mix-ins. For example, you can add a teaspoon of lemon or orange zest for a citrusy twist, or incorporate a handful of chocolate chips for a touch of decadence. Just be mindful of the overall proportions and adjust the baking time if necessary.
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Bake these sliced almond cookies today
These egg white and sliced almonds cookies offer a delightful combination of lightness, nuttiness, and sweetness, making them a fantastic treat for any occasion.
Sliced Almond Cookies
- 2½ cups (200 grams) sliced blanched almonds
- Egg white of just one egg
- ⅓ cup (75 grams) sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat the oven to 170°C / 350°F degrees with the fan.
- In a bowl: whisk sugar, the egg white, and vanilla extract until the sugar is well dissolved.
- Add the almonds to the bowl and mix them until the whole batter is "wet" and covered with the egg white.
- On a baking pan with baking parchment on it, pile little stacks of almonds.
- Bake for 7 minutes – less or more minutes depending on your oven. Look at the cookies to see that they are not burning – it could happen fast.
- Make a cup of coffee and enjoy a sliced almond cookie