|Preparation Time||4 Hours, 30 Minutes|
|Cook Time||10 Minutes|
|Total Time||4 Hours, 40 Minutes|
|Category||Nuts, Fats, & Oils|
|Meal||Lunch; Dinner; Snack|
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
¾ cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 ½ teaspoons water, warm
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons milk
¼ cup almonds, ground
Using a mixer, cream the shortening and sugar in a large bowl.
Separate the eggs. Set the egg whites aside in the refrigerator.
Add the egg yolks, along with the almond extract to the large bowl.
In a small bowl, mix the baking soda and water to dissolve. Then add the baking soda mixture, along with milk, to the large bowl.
In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, cream of tartar, and salt together. Then add this mixture to the large bowl.
Add the almonds and mix well.
Using the contents of the large bowl, roll the dough into a 2-inch thick log. Wrap the log in wax paper and refrigerate for 4 hours.
After 4 hours, preheat the oven to 375°F.
Slice the dough into slices that are 1/8-inch thick.
Place these pieces on cookie sheets (ungreased).
Remove the egg whites from the refrigerator. Brush the tops of the cookie dough pieces with egg whites; then sprinkle with sugar.
Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes or until slightly darker in color.
Allow the cookies to cool before serving.
Calories: 74 cal
Total fat: 4g
Saturated fat: <1g