Formed Cookies Sugared Almond Sticks

Posted by: Schmitty 10-25-99 3:21 AM

Sugared Almond Sticks

2/3 cup unblanched almonds, ground
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 unbeaten egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Grind almonds.

Mix 2 tablespoons of ground almonds with 2 tablespoons sugar, reserve.

Combine remaining ground almonds with flour, salt and sugar.

Cut in butter until particles are fine.

Add unbeaten egg yolk and almond extract; mix well to form a dough.

Divide into 2 portions.

Roll each portion with floured hands on a lightly floured surface to a strip 12 inches long.

Place six strips side by side.

Brush tops generously with slightly beaten egg white; sprinkle with reserved almond sugar mixture.

Cut across all six strips at one time to make 1 1/2 inch pieces.

Separate cut pieces of each strip and place on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake in moderate oven 350 degrees 14 to 18 minutes until light golden brown.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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