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Almond Horseshoe Cookies

I had honestly never tasted anything like these rich moist almond cookies until i moved to the USA. 
Servings 16 portions
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 454 gr almond paste
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp almond extract

For the glaze and garnish

  • 1 egg white mixed with one tablespoon water
  • Sliced almonds
  • 150 gr dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Break the almond paste into small chunks and place into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add in the sugar and using a paddle attachment, whisk until you have a crumbly mixture.
    Almond horseshoe cookies recipe by home cooking with julie neville8
  • Add in the salt and mix again to combine.
  • Slowly add in the egg whites and mix until the dough comes together.
  • Place into a piping bag with a round nozzle attachment.
  • Pipe into horseshoe shapes into the lined baking trays leaving at least two inches between each cookie.
    Almond horseshoe cookies recipe by home cooking with julie neville8
  • Brush each cookie with the egg white and water mixture and sprinkle with the sliced almonds.
    Almond horseshoe cookies recipe by home cooking with julie neville8
  • Place into the fridge for a minimum of two hours before baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 325f.
  • Place the baking trays in the oven to bake for 15 minutes until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to turn golden but the cookies are still blonde.
  • Allow to cool for a few monites on the baking trays until stable enough to transfer onto a wire cooling rack.
  • Once cooled, melt the chocolate and place into a small piping bag.
  • Pipe the chocolate over the ends of each horseshoe cookie and allow to set.
    Almond horseshoe cookies recipe by home cooking with julie neville8
  • These will keep covered for around one week.
    Almond horseshoe cookies recipe by home cooking with julie neville8
Course: Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond, Cookies