Dolce De Leche Almond Cookies
These delicate cookies are so delicious and easy to make. Even little hands can help make these. These cookies were made from my daughter and she won The Baking and Sweets Show in Mississauga, Ontario with this recipe
3/4c ground almonds
4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 tsp each almond & vanilla extract
1 grated orange peel
1 egg white, lightly beaten with a fork
4 oz white chocolate
4 oz dolce de leche sauce*
In a small bowl mix almonds and 1/8c sugar and set aside.
In a large bowl combine remaining sugar, flour, shortening, extracts, and peel. Using your hands mix gently together. If mixture does not come together easily add 1T water at a time to hold together.
Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Place one ball between 2 pieces of wax paper and roll dough into a 12"x8" rectangle, peeling off the wax paper on both sides regularly to allow dough to roll into shape. If it sticks sprinkle extra flour above and below the sheets of paper.
Use your hands or a kitchen ruler to square the dough to desired size by pushing against the dough with the edge of the ruler.
Place dough on greased baking sheet or parchment/silicone sheet. Brush dough with egg whites and sprinkle with nut/sugar mixture, press gently into dough.
Using a decorative pastry wheel cut strips lengthwise and crosswise creating 2"x3" rectangles.
Strips do not need to be separated. Bake for 15-20 only until lightly browned.
Melt white chocolate in microwave for 1min. Stir to melt. Soften Dolce de Leche in microwave 30sec.
Drizzle chocolate over cookies and dolce de leche.
*Dolce de Leche is the Mexican version of caramel sauce which you can substitute if not found*
Enjoy with love!