- 1 cup blanched white almonds (all skin removed)
- 1 cup sugar
- Enough water to mix
- ½ cup cacao powder (pure)
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
- Optional: amaretto or orange liqueur
Grind the almonds fine. Grind the sugar superfine. Mix powdered sugar and ground almonds together with enough water to form dough. Add lemon peel and (if you’re not going to share this batch with kids) a dash of amaretto or orange liqueur for flavor.
Wrap in cling film and rest in the fridge overnight (or at least 12 hours).
Divide dough into equal amounts (roughly 1-inch diameter) and roll each into a ball. Toss each ball in cacao powder to coat.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Don't let the name fool you. While they may look like little potatoes, these cookies are a sweet delight!
About this recipe
Nice Winery French Oak Aged Blanc du Bois Dessert Wine, Cypress, Texas. $45. nicewines.com.