Friday, March 2, 2012

Chewy Almond Orange Cookies

As you may have noticed, I love cookie recipes that include egg whites.  I love a light and chewy cookie that goes good with a cup of tea. Today I tried a cookie called Chewy Almond Orange Biscuits. Just looking at the ingredients, I knew it would be yummy........ground almonds, orange zest, honey, sugar, & egg whites.

The recipe couldn't be easier - you just beat the egg whites to soft peaks, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix into a paste. Next you form the dough into small balls and dredge in powdered sugar.  I used my small cookie scoop to form the balls which made the process really easy. Then place the cookie balls on a baking sheet, lightly press down on the cookies with 2 fingers just to flatten them a bit and bake at 325 degrees for 18 minutes.

The cookies need to cool on the baking sheet to firm up before eating.

 I really liked this cookie. It was lightly chewy, not too sweet and had a fresh orange flavor. It would be really good with a cup of Earl Grey!
You could substitute lemon or lime zest for the orange, or try all three together for a chewy almond citrus cookie! They are also Gluten Free. 

If you want to give it a try, just click on the link!


  1. These are beautiful! A perfect summer cookie. I'm with you -- chewy cookies are best!

  2. All I can say is yum, yum! Another amazing recipe. Can you come live next door to me? I'll supply the fresh eggs and all the ingredients, you just play in the kitchen and share some of the results!!