White Christmas Cookies

I love recipes with very little ingredients. There is always a good chance that you have all of them at home and you can throw together a meal, or in this case, a cookie, in no time.
These cookies were a staple at Christmas during my childhood. We used to eat tons of them. This is the first time that I made them myself: they are amazingly easy to bake and absolutely delicious. I threw my healthy & nutritious food beliefs overboard for these (just look at the sugar content) because I think they are really worth it. Husband got addicted after the first cookie. Perhaps because he hasn't had a homemade biscuit with sugar in for ages...... :-) Merry Christmas to everyone! May peace, joy and happiness be with you and your loved ones!

4 egg whites
200g walnut meal (or other nut meal, I used almond or hazelnut and it worked fine)
150g sugar
20-25 whole nuts to garnish (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts)
20-25 wafer papers for baking

Yields 20-25
Preheat oven to 150C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread 20-25 wafer papers on the baking sheet. Set aside.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Slowly add the sugar little by little, Keep whisking. The mixture should still be stiff. Gently fold in the the nut meal. Put one heaped teaspoon of the batter on each wafer paper. Garnish with whole nuts. Bake for about 25-30 minutes. The baking is more a drying of the biscuits than baking. The cookies should still be soft to the touch but more on the dry side. Let cool. Keep in airtight container.

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