Mustachudos

Dessert, Freezes Well, Gluten Free

Makes 4 to 5 dozen

3 cups almonds (or a mixture of walnuts and pecans)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

This gluten-free cookie is perfect all year. Be prepared to make several batches of this Turkish delight during Passover–they’ll disappear very quickly!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Insert steel blade in processor bowl. Process almonds using on/off pulses until coarsely chopped, about 30 seconds. (Walnuts and pecans take less time.) Don’t grind nuts too fine or you will have nut butter! Empty bowl. Process sugar with eggs and cinnamon until well mixed, 25 to 30 seconds. Add nuts and process 10 to 15 seconds longer to combine. Mixture will be like a thick paste.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving 1 inch between cookies. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. When done, cookies will be oatmeal-colored with lightly browned edges. However, they will be slightly soft and not look fully baked. Do not remove cookies from pan until completely cooled. They will firm up as they cool. If baked until firm, they will be too hard when they cool completely.

Note: Freezes well.