Traditional Maltese recipe: Almond biskuttini

Almond biskuttini


  • 500 g ground almonds
  • 250 g castor sugar
  • 4 egg whites (beaten)
  • A few drops almond extract
  • A few drops vanilla essence
  • Whole almonds for the surface
  • Rice Paper
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Mix the ground almonds, sugar, almond essence and vanilla in a bowl. 
  3. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and then fold in the dry ingredients.
  4. Arrange the rice paper on a large baking dish.
  5. Form balls and place onto the rice paper.
  6. Dip your finger into some water and slightly flatten the top of each cookie.
  7. Place an almond on each cookie and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool before removing them from the baking tray and trimming the rice paper around them. 

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