1 c Blanched almonds
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 lb Soft unsalted butter
1/4 ts Salt
1 Egg yolk
1 ts Vanilla extract
2 c All purpose bleached flour
1. Combine almonds and sugar in food processor and pulse to grind finely.
Beat butter with sugar/almond mixture and salt until very light, about 5
minutes on medium speed.
2. Beat in yolk, then vanilla extract. Remove from mixer; sift over and
stir in flour. Divide dough in half and shape each into an 8-inch long
cylinder, forming it in a sheet of parchment paper. Chill until firm. Slice
cylinders of dough 1/4-inch thick and arrange on paper-lined pans. Bake at
325 degrees about 15 to 20 minutes.
1. Moisten outside of log with egg white and roll in cinnamon sugar or
coarse sugar before slicing and baking.
2. Add 1/4 pound each rinsed and quartered candied cherries and chopped
nuts to dough before shaping cylinder.
Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 381 by RecipeLu
on Dec 16, 1997