This is the ultimate "Brunsli-Recipe" (chocolate almond cookies) by Marianne Kaltenbach (a well-known Swiss chef and cookbook author) published in the book "Aechti Schwizer Chuchi" (Authentic Swiss Cooking).

1 lb ground almond
1 lb powdered sugar
3 oz cocoa powder
3 egg whites (if you are using large eggs you might need to add some additional sugar and almonds)
2 tbl Kirsch Schnapps (Cherry Schnapps)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Mix all ingredients. Roll out on a surface covered with sugar, roll dough to about ½ inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2 inch cookie cutter (heart or star shaped) and transfer onto baking pan lined with parchment paper. Let the formed cookies stand for about 2 hours at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 350 and bake cookies for 5-6 minutes. Don't bake them too long or they will become very hard.
E-mailed by Silke Meyns from Zürich

Another Brunsli recipe using chocolate instead of cocoa powder can be found here.

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