A Taste of Basler Brunsli


A Switzerland Holiday Treat

Chocolate-almond spice cookies are naturally gluten-free, and they fill the air with magical holiday aromas while baking.



8 oz whole almonds

1 1/3 cups sugar

1 tbsp sugar

6 oz bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

2 large egg whites



Place almonds and sugar in food processor; pulse until finely ground. Add chocolate and pulse until well blended. Add spices and egg whites. Pulse until a stiff dough is formed.

Sprinkle the additional 1 tablespoon of sugar onto large work surface and place dough on top. Cover with a sheet of baking parchment and roll out dough until . inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters until dough is used up. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet and set aside to dry while oven preheats. Preheat oven to 325F.

Bake until slightly firm to touch, about 10 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

 Use chocolate with a 60% or higher cacao content for the best flavour.

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