1 1/2 Cups of Finely Chopped Almonds
3/4 Cup unsalted butter
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp unbleached Flour
1 1/2 Tbsp Orange Zest
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Egg, beaten
Take your almonds (about 2 cups to start) and place them in a large ziploc bag. Mash the bag to chop the almonds. You can also use a food processor however I like some larger chunks left in the blend.
The texture should look something like this. I actually ended up with 2 1/4 cups of the chopped almond mix and used it all. The 2 cups is just a guideline.
Zest your orange (1 orange should be enough)
I a sauce pan melt your butter over very low heat. You do not want it to boil.
Once the butter is JUST melted remove from the heat and add your Almonds, sugar, flour, zest and salt...mix together quickly with a spatula.
Lastly add your beaten egg. Mix quickly to combine.
Spoon out Teaspoon fulls of the batter on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Leaving lots of space in between each cookie. These spread very very thin. Bake at 325F for about 12-15 Minutes or until the edges of the cookies are a nice golden brown.
allow cookies to cool on parchment paper.
Enjoy this crispy, chewy, lovely cookies!