Your Life A to Z Recipe: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014: Amaretti Cookies

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Amaretti Cookies    makes about 35 small cookies

almond paste    8 ounces
granulated sugar    1 cup
egg whites    2 each
powdered sugar for dusting     
      
Preheat oven to 375 degrees   
   
In the bowl of an electric mixer, break the almond paste up into smaller pieces
Add sugar and mix on low speed until mixture is very fine   
Slowly add the egg whites and mix until smooth   
Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2" plain tip with batter   
Pipe small mounds of batter on to a parchment lined flat sheet pan about 1" apart
Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown   
Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving