Greek Almond Cookies Recipe (Ergolavi)

Greek Almond Cookies (Ergolavi)

Greek almond cookies recipe (amygdalota) with only three ingredients, 5 minutes prep making 30 amazing cookies! You just can’t go wrong with this recipe! ‘Ergolavi’ (Greek almond cookies) is a beloved traditional treat – the Greek version of macaroon, only much easier. Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle with an incredible almond-y flavour..

Enjoy this amazing Greek almond cookies recipe (amigdalota) over a hot cup of Greek coffee and a full spoon of your favorite jam!

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Greek Almond Cookies (Ergolavi)

Greek Almond Cookies Recipe (Ergolavi)

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Greek


A traditional Greek version of the macaroon. This Greek almond cookies recipe (ergolavi) takes 5 minutes to prepare, 3 ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes!



  • 250g sugar (8.8 ounces)
  • 250g whole almonds, blanched or almond slivers (8.8 ounces), plus some extra for garnish
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  1. To prepare these super easy Greek almond biscuits, add the raw almonds and sugar in a food processor and blend until powdered. Add the egg whites (and the vanilla extract) and pulse, until the ingredients combine, forming a firm paste.
  2. Layer the bottom of 2 baking trays with parchment paper and form the cookies. Take approx. 1 1/2 tsp of the paste and place on the baking tray; repeat with the rest. Garnish with whole almonds or almond silvers and wait for a while for the dough to spread on the tray. If you like, shape the cookies using a pastry bag.
  3. Bake in preheated oven at 160C for 17-20 minutes, until light golden. Be careful not to over bake them. Enjoy hot from the oven with a full-spoon of your favorite jam!


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 90kcal
  • Sugar: 8.7g
  • Sodium: 12.8mg
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 18.6mg

Keywords: Greek Almond cookies, Ergolavi recipe, Greek Macaroons


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  1. hello maybe you can hepl me, how much is 200g in cups for flour, also 250g of chocolate in cups, & 80g butter in cups, & 100g brown sugar in cups
    thank you

  2. could you please change these to cup sizes

  3. These cookies are very thin and liquidy. Plus, it’s almost impossible to get them off the tray, giving you very ugly cookies.

    • Hi Samantha

      When I prepared them (check photos above) the paste was thin but not too thin as to spread out. The eggs must be fresh so that the meringue formed while beating in the processor will act as a thickening agent. Also parchment paper should allow you to lift them off nicely from the baking tray using a thin spatula with a sharp move.

      If you would like them to be less chewy and more stiff, you could blend the ingredients without the egg whites and half the sugar and whisk the egg whites with remaining sugar to a stiff meringue. Then mix them using a spatula till the mixture is uniform. That would make for a firmer mix, very similar to macaroons.

  4. kelly Sarandis

    Good morning

  5. Fotoulla Andreou

    My always comes out fine so thankyou we make 500mg bigger my family love almond Cookes piping bag is better to work with to

  6. Hi, In England we put these macaroons on rice paper ( which is edible) and however thin the mixture was before they go in the oven doesn’t matter, they always taste great!

  7. Christina Vasil

    I have best results with almond paste, macaron paste and egg whites. Very almondy and very smooth, the very best..

  8. Peter Booras

    Cookies were very good needs almond flavoring however.
    Good recipe

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