April Fool’s Cookies with Almonds: This is Hannah De Cain’s recipe

Small almond cookies in the shape of April Fools' Day: this is Hannah's recipe from the Bien Dans Son Assiette workshop in Caen (Calvados).
Small almond cookies in the shape of April Fools’ Day: this is Hannah’s recipe from the Bien Dans Son Assiette workshop in Caen (Calvados). ©Hannah Granottie

with hard work Caen side (Calvados), freedom We regularly offer a simple and effective recipe Hannah GranottieCreator of the workshop well on his plate.

This Sunday, March 27, 2022, she invites you to make April Fool’s almond cookies.

No one can resist these delicious cookies that date back to the Middle Ages! They were called “boiled biscuits” because they were baked twice to preserve them better. With cookie cutters or cutting by hand, kids can create all kinds of fun shapes. And why not April Fool’s Day of all colors?

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For about 20 biscuits you will need: 120 g of butter, 125 g of sugar, 1 egg, 250 g of flour, 75 g of ground almonds and 1 tbsp of orange blossom water. For the glaze: 1 egg white, 100 to 150 grams of powdered sugar and a few drops of lemon.


In a bowl, beat softened butter with sugar until you get a homogeneous cream, consistency like an ointment. Add egg, orange blossom water and mix again.

Add the flour and almond powder and continue mixing with a wooden spoon until it forms a ball. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. You can prepare the dough the day before. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Roll the dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of 5 mm. Cut out the shapes. Place them on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Baking time depends on the size of your cookies. They are cooked when the edges are slightly brown. Remove the pan from the oven, cool, then place on a cooling rack.

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Good tips from Hannah

To decorate your cookies, “Royal Icing” will be the best effect! Simply mix egg whites, sugar and a few drops of lemon in a bowl until you get a smooth and thick consistency.

Form a cone with parchment paper and pour ice inside the resulting cone. Then you can decorate each cookie to your liking…

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