The perfect elegant cookies for tea are these dainty almond crisps delicately scented with orange zest.
Makes 3 dozens
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
2 large egg whites at room temperature1/4 teaspoon almond extract
In a separate bowl beat the whites and almond extract together until soft peaks form.
With a rubber spatula, fold the whites into the almond mixture; do this gently so as not to deflate the batter.
Use a teaspoon to spoon the batter onto the baking sheets, leaving 1 inch between.