Almond Circles


  • 350 g Plain flour
  • 150 g Ground almond
  • 200 g White sugar (granulated)
  • 250 g Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp Rum
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk
  • 150 g Chocolate (good quality)


  1. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, egg yolks and rum until light and fluffy.
  3. Combine the ground almonds and flour and stir in alternately with milk.
  4. Using your hands, shape the dough into small balls. Place them on the already prepared baking trays (make sure they are 1 inch apart, and gently press them to a circular shape.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden. Cool on trays for a few minutes; transfer to a wire rack.
  6. Melt chocolate in a bowl placed over a pan of gently simmering water.
  7. Dip one half of each cookie into the melted chocolate. Place on sheets of parchment paper and leave to set and dry.

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