Fave di Morte (Italian Day of the Dead Cookies)
Today is All Soul’s Day - All Saint’s Day - Fave di Morte
Makes about 16 cookies
1 cup blanched almonds
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg white
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly butter a baking sheet. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, pulse the almonds with the sugar until ground fine. Add the egg white, almond extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt and pulse until combined. Roll into miniature balls, about 1 inch in diameter, and place about 2 nches apart of a baking sheet. Slightly flatten the balls and gently flatten with your fingers.
Bake in the middle of the oven until pale golden, about 10 minutes.
Transfer to a rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.