Almond Sables

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Title: Almond Sables
Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Sables, Christmas

Ingredients:

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.

Variations:

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