December 9, 2009

Fairy Glen Cookies

Fairy Glen Cookies

Fairy Glen cookies are an excellent option when you want or need gluten-free cookies. They do, however, require almonds, so if you need to accomodate someone with a nut allergy, these aren't for you.

Fairy Glen Cookies
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1-3/4 cup (350g) sugar
3-1/3 cup (330g) finely ground almonds
1/4 cup (60g) orange marmalade, melted
20 candied cherries, halved

Beat the egg whites and salt to soft peaks, then add the sugar and beat to stiff, glossy peaks. Fold the ground almonds into the whites, then fold in the melted marmalade.

Pipe the mixture as 1½" (4cm) rosettes onto buttered cookie sheets, spacing 2" (5cm) apart. Top with half a candied cherry.

Bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, 10-15 minutes.

7 comments:

  1. They look and sound delicious. My mom is a celiac so I am sure she would love these for Christmas.

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  2. I love ground almonds, these look great. Do you use marmalade with peel in it as I would have thought that would have shown as chunky pieces in the cookies?

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  3. I did, and expected the same, but there wasn't much showing. The marmalade I used was mostly jelly rather than mostly fruit, which probably explains it.

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  4. Cookies with no flour or baking powder!! Amazing!!

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  5. Your desserts are perfect! Oh to be a pastry genius... Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Just curious. Why are these called 'fairy glen' cookies? I live not too far from a place called 'fairy glen' so it caught my eye. They look like they taste kinda meringue-ey (sp).

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  7. I wish I had some really good, smart answer as to why they're called Fairy Glen, but I don't.

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