Ingredients

  • 5 Egg whites
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 c Unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1 c Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Almond extract
  • Messages/5 dozen





Direction

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Put egg whites in a bowl,next add the sugar and salt and stir until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is thick and shiny.
  3. Gradually beat butter into egg white mixture.
  4. Next stir in the flour and add almond extract.
  5. Using a measuring spoon, drop by teaspoonfuls, well apart, onto a greased or non-stick baking sheet.
  6. Bake only 1 sheet at a time for 7-8 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
  7. Working quickly, place a message in the center of each cookie, and fold in half while still warm.
  8. Place the still-warm folded cookies in cool muffin tins to shape.
  9. Cool completely before storing. Makes about 60 cookies.

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