- 1 kilo all-purpose flour
- 500 g fresh butter (sheep butter)
- 160 g icing sugar
- 2 packets vanilla powder
- 200 g almond slivers, toasted
- 100 g dark chocolate couverture, finely chopped or chocolate drops
- icing sugar, for dusting
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- Keep the butter at room temperature for 2-3 hours before using so that it can soften.
- Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
- Beat the butter in a mixer for 5-6 minutes on high speed using the whisk attachment, until it becomes light, fluffy and white in color.
- Add the icing sugar and vanilla. Beat for 5-7 minutes. When you add the icing sugar the volume will go down a little but it will become fluffy again when beating. When finished, the mixture should look like whipped cream.
- Gradually add the flour, without using the mixer. Mix with a spatula to incorporate.
- Add the toasted almond slivers and chocolate. (To toast the almond slivers, preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan and bake for 5-10 minutes)
- The dough should be soft should not stick to your hands.
- Shape the mixture into walnut sized balls (25 g each) and place the cookie balls in a line on a nonstick baking pan (or baking pan lined with parchment paper). It is best to make a small indentation on each cookie ball with your finger so that it can hold more icing sugar when dusted.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until light golden.
- When ready, remove from oven and carefully remove from baking pan.
- Allow them to cool on a wire rack. When they are hot they are very soft.
- When cool, sprinkle with some rosewater.
- Place some icing sugar in a small sifter and dust to coat.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.