French Sponge Cookies
French Sponge Cookies are very light, French cuisine inspired cookies flavored with almond and vanilla extracts.
1/2 cup sifted cake flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons sugar
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Beat egg yolks in a small bowl, rapidly, until very thick and lemon colored, adding almond and vanilla flavorings during the beating. With clean beaters, beat the egg whites until stiff and shiny; begin to add sugar, not more than 1-tablespoon at a time, and beat constantly. Continue to beat rapidly until whites are very stiff and glossy.
Gently fold in the beaten egg yolks. In the same manner fold in the dry ingredients until well mixed. Using a small spatula and a measuring tablespoon, measure and drop onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 2-inches apart.
Bake for ten minutes until light and golden brown. Remove at once from sheet to cool.
Recipe makes 10 servings
Serving size: 4 cookies
Calories: 67; Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 11g; Protein: 2g;
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