1 1/2 cups almonds
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 egg whites
In a food processor, process the almonds and sugars until the almonds are powder-fine
but not oily; stop the processor and scrape down the sides several times. Add
and mix until fine, being careful to not overmix and cause the chocolate to
heat up and
Add spices and egg whites and mix until dough forms a mass.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Generously dust a work surface with
sugar. Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a 2 inch heart-shaped cookie
(hearts are traditional, but you can cut them to any shape you want).
baking sheet. Put cookies into the oven and immediately reduce the temperature
to 325 F. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm.