No-Bake French Apricot Cookies

You will need:

 

Icing:

1 egg white

2 cups powdered sugar

 

Cookie:

½ cup dried apricots

2 cups almond flour

¾ cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon apricot jam

2 teaspoon water

  1. Whisk together the egg white and powdered sugar to make the icing. Cover and reserve for later.
  2. Pulse the apricots in a food processor until finely chopped.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the chopped apricots, almond flour, powdered sugar, and jam. Using your hands, mix the dough, adding water 1 teaspoon at a time until the dough comes together in ball, adding more teaspoons if necessary.
  4. Dust a work surface with powdered sugar and carefully roll out the dough to a ½” thick rectangle.
  5. Cut 1” thick strips and then cut each strip into 1½ rectangular pieces.
  6. With a paring knife, cut the edges off each piece to form a diamond.
  7. Using your fingers, press and smooth the sharp middle edge, forming an eyelid shape.
  8. Place your calisson on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  9. Continue rerolling and cutting the scraps until you have shaped all the dough.
  10. Spread a dab of icing over each calisson and let stand to harden.

TIP:

You can throw together the dough days before and put your friends to work cutting and icing them the day of.

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