Sugared Almond Sticks
These are a Swedish Cookie
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
Grind almonds. Mix 2 tablespoons of the ground almonds with the 2
tablespoons sugar, reserve.
Combine the remaining ground almonds with the flour, salt and sugar.
Cut in the butter until particles are fine.
Add the 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 the 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
the 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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