Almond Meringue Cookies Recipe
- 11 ounces ground almonds
- 3 egg whites
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
step 1: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour cookie sheets.
step 2: In a large bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually sprinkle in the sugar and keep whipping until the egg whites can hold a stiff peak, this will take about 5 minutes. Set aside about 1/2 cup of the egg whites. Add the lemon zest and cinnamon to the rest of the meringue, and fold in the almonds until everything is evenly blended.
step 3: Drop mounds by spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Top each cookie with a smaller dollop of the reserved meringue.
step 4: Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove cookies from the baking sheets to cool on wire racks.