Finnish Almond Cookies
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Butter||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened|
|Almond extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Egg||1 , separated|
|Sliced almonds||2 1⁄2 Ounce, blanched|
1. Into large bowl, measure flour, butter or margarine, almond extract, 1/4 cup sugar, and egg yolk. Knead ingredients until well blended and mixture holds together. (Mixture will appear dry at first€”if too dry, add about 1 tablespoon water while kneading.)
2. Preheat oven to 375°F. On lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll half of dough into a 10" by 9" rectangle. Beat egg white slightly. With pastry brush, brush dough with some egg white; sprinkle with half of almonds and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cut dough into fifteen 3" by 2" rectangles. With pancake turner, place cookies, 1/2 inch apart, on un-greased cookie sheet.
3. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned. With pancake turner, remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Store cookies in tightly covered container.