These have just three ingredients — sugar, sliced almonds and an egg — and no reason, other than a baker’s faith, to turn into anything delicious. When a Parisian friend, Martine Collet, gave me the recipe, I kept asking if she’d forgotten anything. Maybe a little flour? Maybe a dab of butter? Nope. 1–2–3, and that’s it. What you get are crisp, flavorful caramel-almond wafers.
Excerpted from Dorie’s Cookies, published by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Copyright © 2016 Dorie Greenspan. Photographs © 2016 Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca.