We researched extensively, watched youtube tutorials, picked one of many recipes and decided we were ready. We amassed the ingredients...egg whites, sugar, confectioner's sugar, ground almonds.
|Telephone is not an essential ingredient|
|I think you need a KitchenAid mixer like in the youtube video|
|"My, grandma, what thick dough you have."|
|Phew, glad I work out. This is tough to squeeze out.|
Then we banged the pan to try to smooth out any bumps and remove air from the cookies. We let the cookies sit for about 20 minutes. Each pan was baked individually in a 285 oven for 15 minutes. The recipes vary in oven time and temperature so this was a bit confusing.
Despite our care, the cookies did not turn out. We tried again and we tried again. Three unsuccessful batches. We viewed the youtube videos and read all troubleshooting information. We narrowed it down to two potential issues. Possible problems were - not enough mixing of egg whites or too oily ground almonds. On the bright side, all the failures tasted great. We shall try again next week.
|Cookies on right were efforts 1 and 2. Cookies on left were getting closer to how they should look.|
After an exhausting day, we danced.
|Gotta love ABBA....We are the dancing queens...|