Almond Paste

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

1-1/3 cups (13 ounces)

This homemade cookie ingredient adds another wonderful flavor to any cookie recipe. The richness will be your secret ingredient.—Almond Board of California, , x, California

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups (8 ounces) whole blanched almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups (5 ounces) sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a food processor, grind half the almonds until very fine. Remove and repeat with remaining almonds. Total ground nuts will yield 1-3/4 cups. Put all nuts and remaining ingredients in the food processor. Cover and process until a paste forms. Gather together and store, tightly sealed, in a plastic bag.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 ounce-weight: 39 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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