*Place the almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes in a pre-heated 350°F (180°C) oven. With a metal spatula mix a couple of times while in the oven, immediately move to a clean bowl and let cool 20 minutes before grinding.
Pre-heat oven to 340°F (170° celsius). Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor add the cooled almonds and sugar and pulse for 20 seconds until mixture is very crumbly. Then add egg whites and almond flavouring again pulse for 30 seconds until mixture comes together.
Place a teaspoon full of mixture on the prepared cookie sheet, leave space between each cookie, sprinkle a few chocolate chips if desired and with granulated sugar. Bake for approximately 15 -20 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely, sprinkle with icing sugar before serving if desired. Enjoy!
I made 12 cookies if you want you can make about 15 smaller cookies.