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Total Time
32mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

Can't remember where this recipe came from, but it is a family favorite and always made for Christmas cookie platters. These aren't overly sweet and are great with a cup of coffee or tea.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir together flour and baking powder.
  2. Uaing an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine until smooth.
  3. Add sugar and beat till fluffy.
  4. Add egg and the 1/2 teaspoon almond extract; beat well.
  5. Stir in flour mixture and beat until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Divide the dough in fourths; roll each portion into a twelve inch roll.
  7. Place 2 rolls four to five inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. (To facilitate cutting, use cookie sheets without sides-- or the back of cookie sheets with sides.) Flatten each roll till it is about 3 inches wide.
  9. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  10. Brush each flattened roll with a little milk and sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons of the the sliced almonds.
  11. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  12. While still warm, cut crosswise at a diagonal into 1 inch strips.
  13. Cool completely.
  14. Stir together the powdered sugar, the 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and the milk to make a thin frosting.
  15. Drizzle frosting lightly back and forth over strips.