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Cookie 'n' Almond Parfaits Recipe
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Cookie 'n' Almond Parfaits Recipe

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"These pretty layered parfaits are delectable," enthuses Carol Hagerty of Upper Arlington, Ohio. "You can easily make more for company, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 25 miniature cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 512 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 385mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein

Directions

  1. Set aside four cookies for garnish. Crush the remaining cookies; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the egg white, sugar, water and cream of tartar. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Beat over low heat until egg mixture reaches 160°, about 12 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add almond extract and salt; beat until stiff peaks form. In a bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into meringue mixture. Spoon half the cookie crumbs into two parfait glasses; top with half of filling. Repeat layers. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set. Sprinkle with almonds and garnish with reserved cookies. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cookie 'n' Almond Parfaits in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p62


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