Almond cookie shells - great chefs

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 larges Egg whites
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Flour
½ cup Almonds, sliced, toasted

Put the egg whites in a bowl and beat them briefly.

Add the sugar and flour, then whisk. Stir in the almonds.

Butter a sheet pan and spoon tablespoons of mixture onto the pan.

Spread the spoonfuls on the sheet slightly with the back of a spoon to form circles about 2 inches apart.

Bake in a 350 F oven for 5 - 7 minutes. Remove from oven and while still hot, you can mold the cookies into small cups by placing them over small cups, or shot glasse, or even the back of a muffin tin. Set aside to dry.

When dry, the almond cookies can be eaten as is, or in my favorite way which is to fil them with mousse of some kind - or even ice cream or yogurt (if you eat hurriedly before they soften.) ;-) Source: Great Chefs of San Francisco, Avon Books, 1984 Chef: Masataka Kobayashi, Masa's, Vintage Court Hotel, : San Francisco, CA

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