from Yannis Mameletzis

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30 Pieces

4 cups nuts, chopped finely
2 cups sugar
1.75 ounces semolina
4 eggs (separated)
½ cup cognac
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 orange grated
Powdered sugar
1 stick butter melted

Preheat oven to 450 degrees In large bowl, add chopped nuts, sugar, semolina and baking powder and mix well. To this add the vanilla extract, cognac, grated orange rind and 2 egg yolks and mix well. In separate bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Slowly add the egg whites to the nut mixture a little at a time to form a pliable mixture. It may not take all of the egg whites, so be sure to do this slowly as yo do not want a dough that is too wet. Butter a baking sheet with melted butter.

Take a piece of dough and shape it into the form of a half moon and place on cookie sheet. Continue making cookies, spacing them slightly apart. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cookie will remain soft when removed, and will set when cools. Let cool slightly and dust heavily with powdered sugar.