Chewy Orange Almond Cookies

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Chewy Orange Almond Cookies
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.

12
Servings
133
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 3 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.

 

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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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3.5%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
18g
6%
Vitamin A
18µg
2%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Calcium
37mg
4%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
11µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
17µg
4%
Folic acid
4µg
N/A
Iron
0.8mg
4.2%
Magnesium
28mg
7%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.7%
Phosphorus
71mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
95mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.3%
Sodium
64mg
3%
Sugars, added
13g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.1%

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