Almond Cookies Brutti Boni
6 egg whites
1 cup hazelnuts
1 cup almonds
¾ cup sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Step 1Preheat oven to 175°C
Step 2Lightly toast the almonds until they just begin to take on colour.
Step 3Toast the hazelnuts until their skins begin to split and they begin to colour.
Step 4Remove from the oven and place in a kitchen towel.
Step 5Rub the nuts until their skins fall off.
Step 6Coarsely chop the both of nuts.
Step 7Reduce the oven temperature to 160°C and lightly grease two baking sheets.
Step 8Let egg whites stand until at room temperature, and then beat them until light and foamy.
Step 9Add the sugar, cocoa, and flour, gradually as you continue to beat, and beat until soft peaks are formed.
Step 10Gently fold in the nuts.
Step 11Spoon the cookies onto greased baking sheets by the teaspoonful, about 2½ - 4 cm apart.
Step 12Bake about 25 to 30 minutes, or until dry and firm to the touch.
Step 13Remove and place on a wire rack to cool.