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Coffee-Flavored Almond Cookie Squares
Coffee-Flavored Almond Cookie Squares
(Pasticcini di Mandorle e Caffe)
 
 
Ingredients:
 
1 lb and 2 ounces (500 grams) almonds
1 lb and 2 ounces (500 grams, this is slightly more than 2 cups) sugar
Fine bread crumbs
5 egg whites beaten until stiff
5 teaspoons of ground espresso coffee
Powdered sugar, the kind that doesn't include starch (optional)
 
Directions:
 
Peel and crush the almonds.
 
Mix sugar with 3 tablespoons of water, crushed almonds, ground coffee and egg whites.
 
Grease a rectangular pan and cover with the fine bread crumbs.
 
Pour mixture into pan and bake at 300 F for about 40 minutes.
 
Remove from oven and let cool. 
 
Cut in small square pieces, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
 
Yields 3/4 kg (1 and 1/2 lbs) of cookies.
 
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