How to cook
Sift the flour into a bowl with a pinch of salt.
Add the sliced cold butter, egg whites, ground almonds, sugar and rum.
If you do not have rum, you can add rum essence. Knead a soft dough.
Wrap it in cling film and refrigerate it for an hour. If there is more, it is even better.
Tear small pieces of the chilled dough. Make an elongated form, fold it and pinch both ends with your fingers.
The step-by-step photos show the preparation of the Christmas cookies very well. As an almond on each.
Arrange the almond cookies in a tray lined with baking paper at a distance from each other, although they do not have a leavening agent, when baking, they become slightly bigger.
Bake the Christmas almond cookies at 360°F (180°C) in a preheated oven with a fan on for 8-10 minutes.
Cool the baked holiday cookies on a wire rack and sprinkle them with powdered sugar.