Christmas Cookies

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 cups ground unblenched almonds
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until soft peaks form; gradually add sugar, cinnamon and lemon rind beating until stiff peaks form. Remove 1/2 cup meringue, and set aside. Fold almonds, flour, and salt into remaining meringue.

Roll small amounts of dough at a time to 1/4 inch thickness on a heavily floured surface. Cut with a floured star-shaped cutter. Place cookies 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Frost each cookie lightly with reserved meringue Bake at 300° for 20 30 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: about 3 dozen.


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