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  • 1 c Butter; no substitutes
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 ts Almond extract
  • 2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 c Ground almonds
  • Colored sugar and frosting; optional


In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks and extract. Combine flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in almonds. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookiecutters; place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 375° for 10-13 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Cool on wire racks. Frost if desired.
Recipe by: Taste of Home - December/January 1998
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #933 by The Taillons <> on Nov 29, 1997