German Nut Cookies
|Sifted icing sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Grated lemon rind||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground nuts||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs) (Mixed Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans Or Filberts)|
Beat egg whites until foamy, add sugar gradually and continue beating until stiff.
Stir in lemon rind and cinnamon.
Set aside 1/2 cup of this mixture.
Stir ground nuts into remaining egg-white mixture.
Pat nut dough out, 1/3 inch thick, on pastry board sprinkled with icing sugar.
Smooth top with a rolling pin without pressing.
Cut in small shapes with a cooky cutter dipped in icing sugar.
Place on a well-greased cooky sheet and spread tops with reserved egg-white mixture.
Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes.