The Glorious Foods of Greece: Sweets
August 2008 Cookbook of the Month: The Glorious Foods of Greece by Diane Kochilas.
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Almond Cookies from Corfu (p. 107, The Ionian Islands)
Made these pretty quick cookies before dinner yesterday. I made half a batch and ended up with maybe 20 cookies - mine might have been a bit bigger than called for. The dough is very sticky, but I found if I wetted my hands with warm water, the dough was easier to roll into balls, which I placed on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Then wetted my palm to flatten them, as called for. She says that they tend to crumble easily - I'm not sure why, because mine were very chewy. Just great almond flavor, with hints of lemon and vanilla. I baked them for 12 minutes, tried one, seemed a bit chewy, so I removed half of them and stuck the pan back in the oven for another couple of minutes and couldn't discern a difference between the two "batches". I'd make these again when I felt like a quick bite of something sweet, but not too sweet.