Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Dietary guidance: v
2 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 cups ground almonds
Topping: 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; beat in sugar 2 Tbsp at a time, until stiff, glossy peaks form. Beat in almond extract. Fold in ground almonds.
Drop by generous generous tablespoon-fulls (or use piping bag) onto parchment lined baking sheets. Sprinkle sugar over cookies.
Bake at 300F (150C) in top & bottom third of oven, rotating & switching pans half-way through, for about 20mins or until firm to touch & light golden.Transfer to rack & let cool completely before serving.