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Mandelschnitten Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Victoria Stroink
Added: Thursday, November 6, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. (450 g) ground almonds
1 cup (250 ml) sugar
1 cup (250 ml) Butter (2 sticks, 225 g)
3 eggs (separate 1 egg white and keep for later use.
1/2 tsp. (2 ml) salt
2+1/2 to 3 cups (625 to 750 ml) flour

Directions:
Directions:
Beat butter until soft, add sugar gradually. Blend until very light and creamy.
Beat in, one at a time, 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk.
Add salt and 1/2 to 3/4 lb. (125 to 350 g) ground almonds. (Reserve surplus for coating tops.)

Add enough flour to make dough the right consistency to roll. (May chill till ready to roll.)

Roll out 1/8 inch (5 mm) thick; cut into 1" x 2" (2.5 x 5 cm) rectangles.

Brush with slightly beaten egg-white and invert each cookie into a pie-plate with ground almonds, to coat top of each cookie. Place on cookie sheet; bake at 350F (180C) for about 12 to 13 minutes, or until brown around edges.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
7 Dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes

 

 

 

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