These are a dressed-up version of a typical thumbprint cookie, where a little sphere of dough is indented at the top and filled with reduced preserves. These are first painted with egg white and rolled in ground almonds, then filled with a white chocolate and espresso filling, just a little more sophisticated than the usual jam.
For advance preparation, keep these unfilled between sheets of wax paper in a tin or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. Fill them just before serving.
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