Panellets Recipe

Panellets are traditional cookies prepared on All Saints Day in Catalonia. Learn how to make/prepare Catalan Potato Cookies by following this easy recipe.
Panellets Recipe
Preparation Time 60 Minutes
Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 24
Calories Per Serving 116
  • 1 pound small Potatoes (scrubbed)
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 cup Almonds (chopped)
  • Water (as required)
How to make Panellets:
  • Place potatoes in a saucepan and add enough water to cover them.
  • Boil the potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes till they turn tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and cool them slightly. Thereafter peel and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  • Grind the almonds in a food processor to a fine powder.
  • Add sugar and process again.
  • Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.
  • Add potatoes and mash to form a thick paste.
  • Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls.
  • Roll each ball into chopped almonds and place on a baking sheet.
  • Brush each cookie with egg white.
  • Repeat with other balls.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes till the cookie tops are brown.
  • Remove and place them on a plate.
  • Refrigerate until served. The cookies should be spongy on eating.