Erice Almond Cookies

  • 3/4 cup olive oil ( Lemon Infused, optional )
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely ground almonds ( blanched )
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

In a large bowl, using a hand wisk, blend together the oil and sugar. Add the egg and the extract and beat until smooth and creamy. In a separate bowl, stir together the ground almonds, flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the sugar and oil mixture and blend thoroughly. Take very small handfuls of dough and squeeze firmly in your fist. Roll into 2 ” balls and place on a cookie sheet 3″ apart. Flatten the balls to 1/2 ” thick wafers. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Let cool before taking cookies from cookie sheet.

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