Pre heat oven to 340°F (170°C).
Seperate eggs and put yokes aside for another recipe, such as one of my delicious ice creams.
Line two trays with baking paper.
Sift icing sugar into a medium sized bowl.
Add sugar, almond meal, egg whites and almond essence to a large bowl.
Mix well untill it resembles coarse wet bread crumbs.
Scoop out a tablespoon of mix and roll into a bowl in your hand. If the mix is a little crumbly press together firmly in your hands, then carefully continue to roll into the ball.
Put rolled cookie into icing sugar and roll around untill coated.
Gently shake off excess icing sugar then place onto lined tray and press down gently with one finger.
Continue to roll cookies, dip into icing sugar and put onto trays untill all cookies are done.
You can roll and dip a few cookies at a time into the icing sugar to save time.
Bake cookies for 20 minuits or untill golden brown between the icing sugar.
Remove from oven and allow to cool, then transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.
Fabulious on their own or with a cup of coffee. Delicious!