Chewy Orange Almond Cookies

Chewy Orange Almond Cookies
Staff Writer

Dana Gallagher

It's important to weigh the nuts for accurate amounts, as volume can differ enormously. Extra cookies keep well, covered in plastic wrap and frozen.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook by Martha Stewart Living Magazine, copyright © 2007. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4  Cup  sliced almonds
  • 3/4  Cups  sugar
  • 1/4  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 4  Tablespoons  finely grated orange zest
  • 1  Teaspoon  anise seeds, crushed
  • large white eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 2  Teaspoons  confectioners' sugar

Directions

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, blend 3 ½ ounces almonds (about 1 cup) with 1 cup of sugar until almonds are finely ground. Transfer the almond mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in flour, orange zest, and crushed anise seeds.

Using an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites, salt, and remaining ¼ cup sugar to soft glossy peaks. Fold egg-white mixture into dry ingredients until just blended.

Spoon level tablespoons of batter 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Using remaining ¾ ounce almonds, arrange 3 sliced almonds on each cookie. Sift confectioners' sugar over cookies. Bake until cookies are lightly browned along edges, about 12 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from sheets with a spatula.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
26µg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
49mg
5%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
68mg
10%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
79mg
5%
Water
3g
0%

Orange Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Orange Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.