Almond Spritz Kisses

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PREP TIME

20 min

Makes

48 Cookies

* PLUS Bake time: 15 minutes
Almond Spritz Kisses

Recipe by Eshun Mott, Photo by Andrew Grinton


Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almond , to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine flour, cornstarch, ground almonds and salt in a bowl and stir with a fork until uniform. Reserve.
  • Stir butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla and almond extract. Add reserved flour mixture one-third at a time and beat until incorporated.
  • Transfer mixture to a large piping bag with a ¾-in. star tip and pipe 1½-in.-diameter “kisses” onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press a sliced almond into top of each cookie. Bake for 13 to 15 min or until lightly golden. Let cool.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 115,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0 g,
  • Sodium
  • 13 mg.

Make-ahead tip: Bake and freeze cookies in a sealed plastic bag for up to 2 months.