Makes approximately 36 biscuits.
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 egg, separated
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup plain flour
1 cup ground natural almonds
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup raw almonds, finely chopped
Whole almonds to decorate
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Cream butter with sugar; beat in egg yolk, orange and lemon peels and lemon juice. Mix in flour, ground almonds and salt, mixing until just blended. Form into 1 inch balls. Beat egg white with fork until frothy. Dip balls into egg white, then into chopped almonds. Place on ungreased baking tray. Press whole almonds into centre of each to flatten.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool in wire racks.
Thank you to the Almond Board of Australia for kindly sharing this recipe!
©Almond Board of Australia