These are one of Iceland's favorite Christmas cookies. They may take a little time to prepare but they are so worth it!
Recipe from icecook.blogspot.com
You will need
400 g blanched almonds, finely ground
2 1/5 cup icing sugar/confectioner's sugar
5 eggs, yolks and whites separated
2/3 cup sugar
2 tbs baking cocoa
2/3 cup water
300 g butter, soft
250 g chocolate for coating - use dark
2 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder (optional)
Mix together ground almonds and icing sugar. Whip the egg whites until
they are stiff and form peaks and fold into the almond/sugar mixture.
With a teaspoon, put small dollops of dough on a baking sheet covered
with baking paper, and bake at 180°C for about 15 minutes, or until the
cookies begin to take on a golden colour. Remove the cookies from the
baking sheet with a spatula while still hot and allow to cool completely
on a wire rack.
Buttercream icing: Put the water and sugar into a saucepan and cook until the sugar is melted and a thin syrup has formed (for an icing that does not separate, cook the sugar to the soft ball stage, that is 115°C or 239°F of you prefer to use a candy thermometer). Remove from the heat and cool. Beat the egg yolks and slowly pour the cooled syrup into them, stirring constantly. Add the softened butter and mix well. Add cocoa and instant coffee powder (if using). Put in the refrigerator to cool. Spread the cooled icing on the underside of each cookie, forming a small mound in the center. Put in the refrigerator. The icing needs to be cold and stiff before proceeding on to the next step.
Coating: Melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water. Cool to about 40°C (use a candy thermometer or finger test). Dip the icing-covered part of the cookies in melted chocolate to coat. Serve cool or frozen with hot cocoa or strong coffee.
-These cookies should be stored frozen if they are not meant to be eaten immediately.
-Try different flavours of buttercream fillings.
Images from eldhussogur.com
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