Almond Shorts

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Title: Almond Shorts
Yield: 168 Servings
Categories: Candies, Christmas, Holiday


1 c Sugar
1 c Sugar, brown
1 ts Baking soda
1 ts Vinegar
1 ts Vanilla extract
3 Eggs
1 lb Butter
6 c Flour
2/3 c Almonds, slivered

Combine sugars, baking soda, vinegar, and vanilla. Stir in eggs. Cut butter
into small pieces and work into mixture. Add flour, a cup at a time, and
mix well. Knead in almonds. Gather dough into ball and divide into five
equal pieces. Roll each piece into a cylinder. If you wish, roll each
cylinder in colored sugar. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350. Cut each log into 1/4" slices. Bake on ungreased
cookie sheet for 8 minutes. "This recipe is a tradition in my husband's
Swedish family. It makes enough cookies to feed the Swedish Army."

Recipe by Sandra Silfven, Detroin News food editor. Source: _Gifts from the
Christmas Kitchen_, sent by BEE to Sylvia Steiger (THE.STEIGERS on GEnie,
71511,2253 on CI$) for the November 1992 cookbook swap