1 pound almond paste
1-1/4 cups sugar
4 egg whites
3 cups pine nuts
Break the almond paste into pieces and place in a mixing bowl with the sugar.
Use a mixer to crumble the paste and sugar until evenly combined.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks.
Gradually fold the egg whites into the almond mixture.
Place the nuts in a shallow bowl.
Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and press each ball into the nuts, gently turning to coat evenly.
Place on a buttered baking sheet, spaced about 1 inch apart.
Bake 15 minutes or so in a preheated 350 degree oven, until light golden in color.
Allow to cool 5 minutes on the pan before transferring to a rack.
Store in an airtight container.
Makes 24 servings.
This amazing recipe is compliments of Mary Alice M.