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Venezuelan-born Elsa Elena Escobar loves to share her culture through the delicious recipes she creates. In 2018, she shared her recipe with us for mochachino almond Christmas log cookies, which happen to be gluten-free.

Mochachino almond Christmas log

Makes 24 cookies

For the cookie:

3½ cups almond flour or almond meal

1 cup granulated white sugar

3 large egg whites

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon instant coffee powder

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon boiling water

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 tablespoon Khalua, eggnog or any liquor you prefer. (Can substitute it for 1 tablespoon of any fruit jam