Do you like cookies? Do you like using common household ingredients? Do you like minimal work for maximum desserts? Well, listen up.
Everything you need to make these cookies (yes, all of the 4 ingredients) is probably in your house right at this very moment. “Please, make these cookies,” the ingredients scream, “they’re so delicious. I want to be useful!”
These cookies take all of 20 minutes start-to-mouth to make, and they’re crumbly (like sand, get it?) and perfectly nutty. And anyway, I think it’s safe to say that the less work involved, the better, no?
Moroccan Sand Cookies
1 cup oil
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup ground nuts (almonds, pistachios, or the like. We’ve got some allergies, so I used only almonds.)
2 cups + 1 tbsp. (300 g) all-purpose flour
sliced almonds (optional, just for looks)
Preheat oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C) and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix everything but the flour in a bowl, then add the flour and mix again until combined.
Make 2 cm (that’s .8 inches, if you must know) balls and place on the parchment paper about 2 cm apart. If you want, you can stick one sliced almond on the top of each like a feather at this point.
Bake for 10 minutes until it is crumbly on the inside but not too dark on the outside. Let cool.