If you live in the Greater Des Moines area, you can hear the Recipe of the Week, sponsored by Tassel Ridge Winery, on KIOA 93.3 FM on Monday mornings at about 7:30 a.m. Maxwell, Pam, and Amy together with Chef Frank Tafta and Tassel Ridge Winery Owner Bob Wersen present the recipe and the suggested wine to pair with the recipe. Here is this week’s recipe and the suggested wine pairing:

Tassel Ridge® Almond Cloud Cookies



  • 2 large eggs whites
  • 10 oz almond paste
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease cookie sheet. Combine almond paste, sugar, and salt in mixing bowl. Beat until mixture looks like sand. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add egg whites to almond paste mixture, mixing to a smooth paste. Add almond extract. Mix just until incorporated. Spoon by teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle tops with powdered sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown. Remove from oven. Cool on cookie sheet. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Frost

Tassel Ridge Frost is a sweet, fruity, white wine with flavors of pear, apricot, and honey. Made from grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa, vineyards, this fruity, sweet wine is an outstanding complement to almond desserts.