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Old 12-18-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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I do not know what I did wrong. I followed the recipe exactly. But I never got a dough. I got a batter. How do you make cookies out of batter?

Does anyone have any expertise when it comes to making these cookies? They are DH's favorite, so I thought I'd make them myself instead of spending the $25 at the bakery.

What a flop!


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Did you try baking one cookie? I do have recipes that use a batter type dough.

If it still does not turn out, try adding just a little bit of flour. Sometimes the age of the flour, the amount of humidity.....can vary the amount of flour needed.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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Thanks, Valone. The recipe doesn't have flour in it. Just sugar, confectioners sugar, egg whites, and almond paste. I did make cookies and they just spread out like pancakes.
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I am not familiar with this type cookie, but sounds like a meringue cookie.

Does it have cream of tartar in it? Did you whip the egg whites long enough?
Did you add the sugar to fast? Is the sugar dissolved?

You could Google another recipe and compare, some have photos(or google images).
Sorry I can't help, I am quite the cook, but have only made a few types of meringue cookies.
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I found this one:

http://www.cookontherun.com/2009/07/...i-cookies.html

It asks for 4 egg white, but you only add two.......


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Old 12-18-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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My recipe calls for:
1/2 lb. almond paste
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 T honey
pinch cinnamon
1/8 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 T flour
pignoli nuts
powdered sugar

makes about 3 dozen

The dough is soft and sticky. They're a lot of work, but well worth it. Delicious, and cheaper in the long run than our local bakery.

I can post the procedure steps too if you need them.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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Thanks Shash and Valone!

I am am idiot, but I learned an important lesson.

Almond PASTE is totally different than Almond Pastry Filling.



Live and learn.
But tonight's batch came out GREAT! All I needed was the paste instead of the filling. Voila!

Thank you both for your help through my baking woes.
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