Almond Cookies (Amygdalota)
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
1 lb (450 g) blanched almonds finely ground in a
food processor (about 2 1/2 cups, 625 ml)
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) water
2 Tbs (30 ml) orange flower water* or rose water* plus
Confectioner's sugar for dusting
Combine the ground almonds, sugar, water, and orange flower water in a
heavy pot over moderate heat. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon,
until the mixture no longer sticks to the pan, about 5 to 8 minutes.
Let the mixture cool slightly. Moisten your fingers with orange
flower water and shape the almond mixture into any shapes you like -
small pear-shaped pyramids are traditional. Dust with confectioner's
sugar to cover completely. Makes about 4 dozen.