Almond Shortbread

Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup blanched almonds, finely ground

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk; beat well. Stir in almond extract. Gradually add flour and ground almonds, stirring until well blended.

Press dough into a lightly greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 2-inch squares while warm. Cool in pan 10 minutes, and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: about 2 dozen.


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