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Almond Macaroons
2 votes


Easy as pie cookies but watch out, they can be addictive!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (0 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 1 roll Odense Almond Paste
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar [or 1/2 amount agave]
  • egg whites from 2 large eggs slightly beaten(scant 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Break almond paste into small pieces and place into mixing bowl with the sugar.
  2. Mix together with fingers or fork until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add half of the egg whites and mix with electric mixer until a paste begins to form.
  4. Add remaining egg whites and continue mixing until a smooth stiff paste is formed.
  5. Spoon mixture into walnut-size balls, rolling lightly between palms until smooth.
  6. Optional: Press top of cookie into the chopped almonds. Place on greased or non-stick cookie sheet, leaving room for cookies to double in size.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees approximately 15-20 minutes until light golden in color. Cookies will be lightly cracked on top.


    this recipe adapted from the Odense Almond Paste company.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N
Egg White (chicken)1 N N B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This is a low lectin recipe.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 10, 2007 at 08:55 AM By: Rodney