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       Title: Finnish Almond Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       2 c  All-purpose flour
     3/4 c  Butter or margarine,softened
       1 ts Almond extract
     1/4 c  Sugar
       1 tb Sugar
       1    Egg, separated
     2/3 c  Sliced blanched almonds
  
      Into large bowl, measure flour, butter or margarine, almond extract, 1/4
   cup sugar and egg yolk. With hands, knead ingredients until well-blended
   and mixture holds together. (Mixture will appear dry at first -- of too
   dry, add about 1 tablespoon of water while kneading.) Preheat oven to 375
   degrees. On lightly floured surface with lightly floured rolling pin, roll
   half of dough into a 10 x 9 rectangle. With pastry brush, brush dough
   with half of egg white; sprinkle half of almonds and 1 tablespoon sugar.
   Cut dough into 15 3 x 2 rectangles. WIth pancake turner, place cookies on
   ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 - 12 minutes until lightly browned. With
   pancake turner, remove cookies to wire rack to cool.
   
   Repeat with remaining dough. Store cookies in tightly covered container to
   use up within 2 weeks. Makes 2- 1/2 doze
  
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