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Sighs (Sospiri)

January/February 1993

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These delicate almond cookies are said to be as light as a sigh.


Sighs (Sospiri) Recipe

Makes: 2 dozen cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup blanched slivered almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped (see Tip)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or brush them with oil and dust with flour, shaking off excess.
  2. Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl with electric mixer until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff but not dry peaks form. Fold in almonds.
  3. Drop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until light golden and firm to the touch, about 1 1/2 hours. Reverse pans halfway through to ensure even baking. Transfer cookies to a rack and let cool.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  • Tip: To toast slivered almonds: Place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition

Per cookie: 59 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 29 mg sodium; 36 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Moderate
Ethnic/Regional
Italian
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Snack
Dessert
Publication
January/February 1993

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