Bitter Almond Cookies

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes 75 cookies
Bitter Almond Cookies
(Los Angeles Times)

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.


Grind the bitter almonds, if using, with the regular almonds in a food processor. Otherwise, just grind the regular almonds.


Cream together the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the almond extract, if using. Mix together the flour and ground nuts, and slowly add to the butter mixture to form a dough. The dough will be crumbly.


Shape the dough, about a teaspoon at a time, into balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Lightly flatten the cookies. Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 18 minutes. Roll the cookies in the powdered sugar while still warm. Repeat until all the dough is used.

From Echo restaurant in Fresno.

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