1. 1 1/2 cups almonds
2. 8 cups all-purpose flour
3. 1 1/4 cups sweet dessert wine, such as Marsala or Port
4. 15 tablespoons olive oil
5. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
6. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
7. 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
8. 2 lemons, zested
9. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
10. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
11. 1 teaspoon baking soda
12. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
13. 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Prep:25 Minutes, Cook:25 Minutes, Ready In:1 Hours
1. preheat oven to three hundred stages f (one hundred fifty ranges c). line a baking sheet with parchment paper. unfold out almonds frivolously on the baking sheet.
2. bake almonds within the preheated oven until toasted, about 15 mins. take away from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
3. location almonds within the bowl of a food processor; pulse until finely chopped.
4. growth warmth to four hundred stages f (200 degrees c). line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
5. region flour in a big bowl and pour in 1/2 the sweet dessert wine, a touch at a time. stir and blend right into a moist, sticky dough. fold in almonds, olive oil, sugar, half cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, lemon zest, vanilla extract, baking powder, and baking soda.
6. pour last port wine into a saucepan and warmth until warmed. stir in cinnamon and cloves and upload combination to the dough. knead dough for a couple of minutes till it holds together nicely but continues to be sticky. form dough into walnut-sized oval balls that resemble little rocks. region cookies 2 inches apart onto the baking sheet.
7. bake within the preheated oven until browned, about 10 mins. remove from the oven and permit to chill absolutely.