Here's a tasty and gluten free recipe that is healthy... as least as far as COOKIES go!
What you need:
1 cup of almonds
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
One large egg white
1/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
About 16 almonds to decorate the top.
Unbleached Parchment paper... no greasing is needed and cleans up instantly... unbleached has no dioxins.
*PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.
*PLACE unbleached parchment paper on cookie sheet.
*GRIND the almonds in your food processor until it resembles cornmeal. I use my Cuisinart Mini-processor, first on chop, then on grind.
*ADD the remaining ingredients, reserving the 16 whole almonds for the top. Pulse until its all mixed, you may need to scrape the batter down from the sides a couple of times to get it all mixed.
*REMOVE batter by rounded teaspoons and roll into balls.
*PRESS almond into top of balls, flatting them out a bit, onto parchment paper on cookie sheet.
*BAKE in oven for about 10 minutes.
*REMOVE, allow to cool on cookie sheet.
Serve with a hot cup of tea and milk...yum!
PS Want complete nutritional break down of these macaroons to add to your nutritional tracker? WHAT? You thought those calories didn't count? C'mon, you!
Its under "Mzzchievous Almond Macaroons" in the "food shared by members" listing!
How easy is that?