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Tasty tip #16~ Almond Macaroons!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

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.

Cookie sheet.


*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!
Bon Appetit

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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?

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MZZCHIEF 5/16/2012 10:25AM

I know you can do this, provided you want to... I'm a non-baker as well!
Its so simple. If you're not into grinding the almonds, you can use almond flour, but I think that whole almonds are prolly easier to find.

My pleasure, happy to be of assistance!

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1BEACHWALKER 5/13/2012 3:46PM

    I have always liked Macaroons! I doubt I will make them (being the non-cook/baker that I am) , but it is interesting to hear your version and nice you provided the calorie/nutrients for it! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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BOOKWORM27S 5/9/2012 2:32PM

    Thank you for the info!

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MZZCHIEF 5/9/2012 12:45PM

    Thanks everyone for your comments, if you try and likey let me knoW!

Bookworm, I put the recipe in my tracker and divided it by 8 as the recipe makes about 16 cookies and two cookies would be a "Portion". You could always make the cookies bigger, but nuts do have a lot of calories in them... my own preference is to find satisfaction with two smaller cookies rather than one big one... my trick is always to start with one small one, and allow myself a second if I still want it after having the first.

ANYWAYS...enuf with my crazy thoughts and the games I play with myself to eat less and find more satisfaction... here's what's up with the Basic numbers... for TWO macaroons:

Protrein: 5

If you want more.... find the FULL nutritional listing under :

Mzzchievous Almond Macaroons(two cookies)... under "search foods added by other members" add this to your private food library and it will come up every time you type it in.

if you only want the value for one cookie, put it in as a half serving. My totals include a "dash of salt" and a whole almond on top of every cookie.


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BOOKWORM27S 5/9/2012 9:55AM

    These look great! Do you know the calorie and fat count for 1 cookie?

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    Yum!! I'm ready!!

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GIRANIMAL 5/8/2012 5:46PM

    Looks super yummy -- and I love your dish! So pretty. emoticon

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    Sounds yummy!

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AQUAGIRL08 5/6/2012 11:14AM

    Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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    Yum, sounds good, thanks!

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 5/6/2012 8:41AM

    I will have to try them. They sound and look good.

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NEW-CAZ 5/6/2012 3:26AM

    Thanks for the recipe Mzzz, enjoy your Sunday emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 5/6/2012 3:26AM

    Thanks for the recipe Mzzz, enjoy your Sunday emoticon emoticon

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1COUNTRY_GAL 5/5/2012 11:36PM

    THose look delicious,thank you for posting look forward to trying them. emoticon emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 5/5/2012 10:23PM

    Thx everyone for your comments!
Let me know if you make 'em or any variations you might try so that I can put it in the body of the blog... and give you credit!

Dusty, yes, the almond extract is the same from your local grocery... I used an organic almond and vanilla made by Simply Organic, but I'm sure any that you might find at your local grocery will do!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/5/2012 9:25PM

    Is bitter almond extract dif than almond extract from the market?

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SUE_2U 5/5/2012 8:00PM

    After I check out Almonds to make sure I'm not allergic to them, I will try this. Almonds are so very healthy! They look delicious!

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IRP1114 5/5/2012 7:57PM

    Yummy! I need to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing :-)

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MZZCHIEF 5/5/2012 7:46PM

Hands off my cookies!

thx for the laugh...

They are super easy to make, too...

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/5/2012 7:28PM

    I'm going to try this! It looks wonderful. The pic came out so well I feel like I can reach in and grab one off the plate!

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SPITFIRE1958 5/5/2012 6:42PM

    Yummy! emoticon

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