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5 from 2 votes

Almond Petit Fours

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 55 g ground almonds
  • 42 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • A little milk and sugar to glaze


  • Sift the ground almonds and caster sugar into a bowl.
  • Whisk the egg white in another large bowl using an electric hand whisk, until it has stiff peaks.
  • Fold the ground almond and sugar mixture into the egg white, with the vanilla extract.
  • Put the mixture in a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe shapes onto a lined baking tray, allowing space between them.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with a mixture of two tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon of sugar. Allow to cool.


  • Makes 10 small biscuits, double the quantities for a larger batch
  • Adapted from Baking 2, Cordon Bleu, 1971
  • I didn't add any further decoration to my petit fours but typically they are decorated by adding either almond slices, glace cherries or angelica on the top.