Chocolate Amaretti Cookies
3 cups blanched almonds
1 cup sugar
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon almond extract
8 ounces dark chocolate, melted
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a food processor, grind the almonds into a fine meal. Add the sugar and continue to process for another 15 seconds. Finally, add egg whites and almond extract, continue to process until a smooth dough forms around the blade.
3. Using 2inch ice cream scoop, place dough onto prepared baking sheets. Cookies should be at least 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Cookies should be golden. Allow cookies to cool completely on the paper before removing. Then dip 1/2 the cookie into the melted chocolate. Store in a dry place.