French Sponge Cookies


1/2 cup sifted cake flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
6 Tbs sugar


Preheat oven TO 350 f. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat egg yolks in a small bowl, rapidly, until very thick and lemon colored, adding almond and vanilla flavorings during the beating.

With clean beaters, beat the egg whites until stiff and shiny; begin to add sugar, not more than 1 Tablespoon at a time, and beat constantly. Continue to beat rapidly until whites are very stiff and glossy. Gently fold in the beaten egg yolks. In the same manner fold in the dry ingredients until well mixed. Using a small spatula and a measuring tablespoon, measure and droop onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes until light and golden brown. Remove at once from sheet to cool.

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