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Ghoriba – Moroccan Almond Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Moroccan
Servings: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ¾ cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/3 cups almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with non stick spray.
  • Combine the egg, egg yolk, powdered sugar and baking powder. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  • Add almond extract, almond meal and oil. By hand, knead until the batter comes together into a dense dough.
  • Take a walnut sized piece of the dough and form into a ball. Flatten into a disk and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden on the edges.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before eating.

Notes

If using freshly ground almonds, they will release their own oils, making the oil unnecessary.
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