Random Recipe: Dutch almond cookies

Perfect holiday cookies.  These are sure to please any cookie lover.  You can find the almond paste in the bakers isle of your grocery store.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
8 ounces almond paste
2 egg whites lightly beaten
3 ounces sliced almonds

Method:

1. Lightly grease cookie sheet.  Do not use dark or non stick pans for these cookies….as the bottoms will burn.  Aluminum works best.

2. In a medium mixing bowl sift together dry ingredients.

3.  In a separate bowl break up almond paste and beat together with egg whites using a hand mixer.

4.  Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and combine without over mixing.

5.  Drop by rounded teaspoon 2″ apart on cookie sheet

6.  Press 4 sliced almonds into the top of each cookie in a pinwheel design.

7.  Bake in a 300 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

8.  Remove to cooling rack and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

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