(Healthy) Almond Snowballs
Not sure what dessert to take to that holiday party you got invited to? Or maybe you want to leave a new kind of cookie for Santa? Try healthy almond snowballs! Not only do they look good, but they taste good too. And at 64 calories per cookie, you’ll feel much better than if you ate something else.
2 egg whites
Pinch coarse salt
1/3 cup sugar, eyeball it
1 1/2 cups, about 6 ounces, shredded coconut
1 teaspoon almond extract, eyeball it
1/4 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
9 candied red cherries, halved
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and salt to soft peaks, then add sugar and beat again until peaks are stiff. Beat in almond flavoring. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir in half of the coconut. Sprinkle in the nutmeg and flour, stir, then fold in the remaining coconut.
Step 3: Using a melon baller or other small scoop, or working with 2 spoons, form 9 “snowballs” a couple of inches apart on each of 2 cookie sheets. Bake snowballs 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from oven and garnish each snowball with half a cherry and a couple of slivered almonds. Transfer to a rack or serving plate to cool.
Recipe courtesy of Rachel Ray; foodnetwork.com