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