Almond Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 1
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1 1/2 pounds almonds -- chopped
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 large egg whites
3 tablespoons farina or toasted bread crumbs -- (or cream of wheat)
2 teaspoons vanilla
10 pieces sugar
1 jar candied cherries
2 drops rosewater -- (opt.) or
2 drops flowerwater -- (opt.)

Preparation / Directions:

If you blanch your own almonds, place in oven for a few minutes to dry, then chop them finely. Place in deep bowl. Add sugar. Beat egg whites lightly in another bowl, and add to the almonds. Add farina or bread crumbs and the vanilla, and knead well. Pinch off small pcs. and roll each into a ball. Press half a cherry on top of eac. Place on well-buttered baking sheet and bake in preheated 250 F. oven for abt. 20 min. Place cookies on a plate, sift confectioner's sugar on, and transfer to platter to serve. NOTE: If you have access to rose- or flower water, sprinkle some on the cookies as soon as they come out of the ove

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