Sunday, June 20, 2010
Cookie Recipe #169 - Sliced Almond Cookies
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers-thanks for all you do. This cookie reminds me of the almond windmill cookies you can buy pre-packaged in stores. They are crisp and crunchy with a hint of cinnamon flavor. Every father will like these!
Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, diced,softened, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 egg, separated, 2 tablespoons cold water, 1/2 cup sliced almonds, granulated sugar for sprinkling.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flour in large mixing bowl; add diced butter and with fingers rub the butter into the flour. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over flour/butter mixture, continuing to mix with fingers. Add the egg yolk and water and mix with wooden spoon to form a firm dough.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/2-inch thick. Sprinkle almonds over dough evenly and continue to roll out to a 1/4-inch thickness. Using a flour-dipped cookie cutter, stamp out circles. Carefully place on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Whisk the egg white lightly; brush it over each cookie and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake cookies about 10 minutes, or until golden. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool completely (cookies may be a little soft but will harden as they cool).
Makes about 30 almond delights.
"The Cookie and Biscuit Bible", Hermes House, Anness Publishing Ltd, London, 2003.