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Low-Fat Almond Rice Cookies

Yield: 12 Cookies

    2/3 c  Ground rice
     
2 T  Ground almonds
   
1/4 c  Sugar
     
1    Egg white, lightly beaten
     
2 T  Clear honey
     
3    Drops almond extract
    
12    Split blanched almonds

 

  Set the oven to 325F.  Mix the rice, ground almonds, and sugar.  Thoroughly beat in the egg white, honey, and almond essence.  Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.  Place teaspoons of the mixture well apart on the paper, and press a split almond on top of each.  Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the cookies are light golden brown.  Leave them to cool slightly on the cookie sheet, then lift them off the waxed paper. When cool, store in an airtight tin. Per cookie: 2.5g fat, 0m cholesterol, 71 calories.