Feb 282011

Light almond crips cookies

This is a very simple and easy recipe for such a yummie treat. It is low in cholesterol, although you can make it cholesterol free by substituting the butter for vegetable oil. I just decided to use butter because they sure taste better… But be aware that it is hard to eat these crisps in moderation since they are so light, crispy, crunchy and very addictive….again very addictive.


4 egg whites
6 tablespoon granulated sugar
6 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon lemon zest
Pinch of salt

1½ cup sliced almond


Preheat the oven at 325F

Mix the sugar with the egg whites until the sugar is dissolved, fold in the sifted all purposed flour. Mix until the flour is incorporated to the egg whites. Add the salt, vanilla extract and the lemon zest. Mix gently and add the melted butter.

Using a spoon, pour half of the batter to a cookie sheet cover with parchment paper or silicone mate and spread the batter through the sheet. Repeat the same with the other half batter. Once the batter is thinly spread throughout the sheet gently cover the batter with the sliced almond.

Place the cookie sheet in the oven for 10 minutes and then lower the temperature to 300F and leave it for another 10 minutes. At the end of the 10 minutes turn the oven off and leave the almond crisp in the oven until the oven cooled down, the almond crisp sheet color will be even.

Please note that oven temperature varies, so keep an eye while baking, since the layer is very thin it can be burned very easily.

Break the pieces randomly and store in a air tight container.

Now, the pictures of my visitor…

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that almond contains substantial amount of carbohydrates therefore is used as flour for cakes and cookies? Moreover, almond flour is gluten free thus used for people that are gluten sensitive.

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  99 Responses to “Almond Crisps and a “Visitor”””

  1. Those photos are AWESOME!! How adorable that little visitor. And those crisps…light and crispy and tasty. Believe it.

  2. The almond crisps look very tempting. Is that a colibri? It’s so beautiful.

  3. Juliana, these do look super addictive! I know my kiddies and I would definitely enjoy these. Love how simple these are as well.
    Your visitor is the cutest! Great shots! It takes skill to shoot a hummingbird as beautifully as you did.

  4. I love your visitor!!! Thanks for sharing!

    The almond crisps sound wonderful! I love everything with almonds….

  5. butter is definitely better. The crisps look wonderful. And what lovely visitor you had. 🙂

  6. What a surprise visitor 🙂

    I know the almond crisps definitely taste better with butter. If we don’t eat them everyday, I don’t see “why not butter”? ;p

  7. Your visitor is soo beautiful 🙂 And these almond crisp looks amazing for healthy snacking.I am a big fan of almond..gonna try your recipe today itself.Have a nice week ahead.

  8. Your little friend is adorable! I used to go visit my grandmother in South Carolina when I was a kid every summer and she always had lots of hummingbirds in her area – these photos remind me of helping her fill up the feeders when I was 6 or 7. Your almond crisps look delicious, too!

  9. These sound like such a fun snack to have around! And your little hummingbird is so pretty! I wish we had wildlife like that here.

  10. I totally love how neat n yummy they look and baked to crispy perfectness. Bet these are addictive 🙂
    Loved your cute visitor too 🙂

    US Masala

  11. i love almond crisps! is so crunchy and yummy! yours look so delicious, not over browned too (: psst, your visitor is lovely like you do (:

  12. Thanks for recreating this!! it used to be my childhood favorite! I will definitely give it a try – thanks a lot for the oven tip!

  13. almonds are one of my favorite things to eat- this looks amazing!

  14. I’ve never tried almond crisps before, but I need to now cos they look so delicious. I like your step-by-step photos. And the hummingbird is so tiny (great pics again!)

  15. Love the bird photos! And these crisps sound delicious!

  16. What a sweet little visitor and those almond crisps look amazing! I love almond anything and these look delightful. Hope you have a great week as well! 🙂

  17. The almond crisps look so light and perfectly crunchy! Love the hummingbird pictures!

  18. Such a beautiful visitor you have there. I adore hummingbird!

    I’m amaze how thin this crisp of yours, so perfect!

  19. These look crispy and delicious- a perfect treat for a snack with tea or coffee. And I love your little visitor- we won’t be seeing any for a while yet. I have a feeder in my kitchen window and love to watch them!

  20. Lovely crisps and how cute is the bird!

  21. Love almond crisps…those look really crunchy and nutty.

  22. No doubt that the hummingbird smelled the sweet fragrance of the cookies baking. Hey, he’s no dummy. 😉

  23. A Hummingbird:) Oh you lucky girl. I can hardly wait to see my first hummingbird of the season but, I tell you this, I will not be sharing any of those delightful cookies with him. They look delicious!

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  24. Squeal! The little hummingbrd is so cute! And I know what you mean about these almond thins, I love them but don’t make them because they are too easy to eat 🙂 Yours look perfect.

  25. Aww your little visitor is adorable! 😀 And these crisps are great! Especially for when you have lots of egg whites! 🙂

  26. Oh I love those cookies but never imagined making them, glad to know they are easy to make. Oh cute visitor!

  27. I think your visitor is adorable!!!!

  28. Mmmm…that looks wonderful and not surprised it’s so addictive! Your visitor is very cute!

  29. The cookies are perfect Juliana, but most of all I loved the bird. You were so lucky you got to take such beautiful pictures of it!

  30. I can understand how you could easily just keep eating these becuase each one is so small and delicate-looking. They look so moreish.

  31. Love almond crisps and yours looks crispy and light indeed.
    and your little visitor is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

  32. the crisps looks amazing and your visitor is adorable..

  33. Is that a humming bird? Amazing that you caught it 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe, I’ve meaning to use up my almond slices 😛

  34. What a beautiful bird! I love eating extra-thin, crispy cookies with tea, and these look amazing with the almonds.

  35. Love your pictures of the humming bird! Your almond crisps look fantastic too!

  36. Wow, that looks wonderful!

  37. I can’t wait for our hummingbirds to come back! you got some great snaps there. These crisps do look incredibly addicting. I could see how one could work their way through a pile in rapid fashion. Yum!

  38. What a great bake! Looks beautiful and yummy. Your visitor is so cute….

  39. Fabulous photos of your visitor, Juliana! Perhaps he peeked in your window and saw those fabulous almond crisps and hoped you’d share! 🙂

    Someone makes packaged almond crisps that I use often and they are pretty good…but yours look so much better and I love the irregular pieces.

  40. Your visitor is so cute. Little scared of trying the addictive stuff but might have to make exception for the crisp. looks irresistibly yummy.

  41. What a sweet littel visitor- aren’t you lucky. And the almond crips look lovely!

  42. wow I can see why these would be addictive and beautiful bird great snaps thanks for sharing made me smile

  43. The crisps looks delicious, sweet and crunchy, and loved the little bird. Great pics.

  44. These look SO great! I love anything with almonds, and these don’t look bad for you at all – although, you’re right, it will be hard to only eat a little. 🙂

  45. The pictures of the bird are amazing! What great shots. It makes me anxious for spring here. What a simple recipe that sounds so delicious. I love almonds for flavor and for their health benefits.

  46. I adore all kinds of almond cookies, especiallt crisps, and yours look amazing! However, the hummingbird photos are spectacular! It’s so impossible to get a photo of them because they’re so speedy! I need to get a bird feeder because I would love to have one visit me! 🙂

  47. Cute visitor and delicious treat! Have beautiful day :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  48. The almond crisps look like a lovely treat … I can’t wait to try it out with almonds and some other nuts as well, maybe pistachios!!!

  49. I love humming birds, there’s something so magical about these tiny creatures. And they fly so fast that I think these pictures are a gift!

    I love crisp, crunchy and addictive almond cookies! They look like they would be great toppers for vanilla ice cream.

  50. Beautiful crisps and a lovely visitor. Cute!

  51. Oh wow….your almond crisps look very addictive. I don’t think they will last long in front of me 😀 Love those pictures of our special visitor…awesome!

  52. Love those almond crisps and the beautiful visitor!

  53. Those look so GOOD!

  54. The almond crisps look fabulous, so crispy and light! and I love that adorable hummingbird!

  55. They are simply beautiful! and so is the lovely bird.

  56. A perfect snack and a lovely visitor!

  57. Your adorable visitor just distracted me a few seconds…how fortunate for you to witness such an event ;o)

    Juliana…Now, for these almond crisp delights…you’ve probably just turned me into an addict with this recipe. I’m almost afraid to make them…since I’m sure I’ll end up over indulging ;o)

    Have a great week and flavourful wishes,

  58. Oh, I love this treat! Your almond crisps are perfect and look so tempting.

    That visitor is so sweet! A pity we don’t have these here..



  59. These crisps looks very addictive! I think I’d crunch them all up in one sitting, unable to stop 🙂

  60. What a delicious way to eat healthy almonds! Your hummingbird pictures are amazing! You are a very talented photographer! Gorgeous – I could stare at them all day…

  61. These remind me of the ones my grandad used to give me when I was little =) I like almond flour, it makes everything really dense and moist and totally yummy..licious!

  62. What a delightful visitor, and treats…I love crispy treats like this 🙂
    Hope your having a great week…

  63. You did have a lovely visitor, beautiful little bird! and such delicious crisps, they look fantastic, they’d go so nicely with my coffee right now, I wish I had a few pieces!

  64. Your almond crisps look like delicious little treats for snacking on Juliana! And your visitor is pretty!

  65. What delicate and beautiful cookies, and I see I am not the only one who thinks so 🙂
    *kisses* HH
    p.s. those are some great shots of your new little friend!

  66. BEAUTIFUL visitor! Stunning shots!! I love hummingbirds, I’m always sure to keep multiple feeders out from about March onwards. They are too lovely to miss!

    The almond crisps look so delicate and amazing.

  67. on the list of things i love? sliced almonds and hummingbirds. 🙂

  68. Your little visitor is absolutely adorable! You got some amazing pictures of your new little friend!

    Those almond crisps would be gone if they were here. Thank you for the tip on making these cholesterol free! I gotta try these.


  69. These look delicious! So great for a snack! :D. And your photos of the little bird are the cutest! You must’ve had quite a good camera to capture these shots. Especially sinces birds move so fast!

  70. I love this recipe. It looks simple and delish. and your little surprise visitor is a work of art! Great photos.

  71. This is the exact kind of recipe I started baking for! I can already tell that I am going to love these and will probably scarf down the whole pan by myself!!

    And great pictures of the hummingbird!!

  72. These look crunchy and delicious! And, what a pretty hummingbird.

  73. Your crisps look wonderful and demand to be tried. The photos of the hummingbird are wonderful as well. He certainly has a sweet tooth:-). Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  74. Oh my. These look so addictive! Cripsy, almond-y and yummy. I hope we can “do lunch” sometime. Let’s see if we can set a date.

  75. Oh I just love humming birds! I haven’t seen one yet this year…

  76. Have a great weekend!

  77. almond crisps looks delicious
    lovely picture of the hummingbirds
    looks like you guys are having some wonderful weather we are waiting for spring over here

  78. oh my gosh, such great shots of the sweet birdie! Great almond crisps. Yum! I Iove all things almond!

  79. Looks like the ones I bought for Chinese New Year this year. Must learn this recipe for next year CNY! LOL!

  80. Yum! The almond crisps sound divine, definitely my kind of sweet.
    And your visitor looks perfectly sweet as well.

  81. Oooohh!! My mum makes almond crisps like these too, only they’re sort of different but I bet they taste just as good! I agree- they’re so addictive, I always find myself eating so much before I can stop 🙂 And what a cute bird! It reminds me of the one in pochahontas because of it’s long nose….haha- only that one was blue 🙂

  82. ohhh such a lovely crispy treat! can see why they’re so addictive!
    and what a cute visitor…i hope they visit often!

  83. Thanks for stopping by Foodtrainers. I love your blog and adore your photos. The crisps sound great, I love almonds and use almond extract a lot too. Everything is better with almonds.

  84. Juliana, your almond crisps look incredible! They would not last very long around here… I love your beautiful little visitor. 🙂

  85. Such a cute visitor. I love how thin an crisp these cookies are perfect with a cup of coffee.

  86. These crisps look good. I wonder how almond extract would taste in it? Cute visitor. I think it’s too early for them to be in Ohio right now.

  87. I love these cookies… yours look perfect! I make them for Christmas with all my other cookie creations. They are delicious!

  88. Yum, looks like the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth, not too heavy but you certainly get the taste.

  89. Looks so delicate and flakey and utterly delicious!

  90. i am fond of these crisps !!!pierre

  91. Your almond crisps look delicious. And I LOVE your little hummingbird friend! They’re the best. I keep a couple of feeders in my backyard in the spring and summer. I keep on feeder hanging just outside my kitchen window. I love it when they come feed when I am cooking and I can just watch them. I love the amazing closeup shots you got!

  92. Great idea for getting rid of egg whites! Looks so light and crispy!
    Your little visitor is so cute!

  93. Juliana, thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. I can see how these can become addictive. At least they can be enjoyed almost guilt free. It so nice that they are made with egg whites and very little butter.

  94. these almond crisps look so tasty and light! love your adorable visitor!

  95. I love humming birds. I really should get a feeder. Your almond crisps definitely look addicting.

  96. What a beautiful bird!
    these almond crisps are among my favourite cookies! They look perfect: crunchy and tasty!

  97. These look like my kind of snack. I think I could eat a whole boxful of these… And beautiful pictures of your visitor!

  98. Your pictures are looking so bright & delightful,…I love the visiting colibri too!

    I love these almond cookies,..;We serve them with ice cream, here in Belgium! They are very well known in Belgium.

  99. Hi Juliana! Sorry I debated if I should leave a comment since last person left her message in early March…but just wanted to say I LOVE this almond cookies and yours look fantastic! I can’t wait to see your new update (but seems like you are on vacation in Hawaii!). Just wondering – you don’t have facebook fan page or email subscription right?