Prep 4 hrs
Cook 16 mins
Very thin and especially crisp. The dough must be chilled at least 4 hours prior to baking or it can be made a day ahead and refrigerated overnight. Turbinado sugar, like brown sugar but paler and dryer, gives these cookies a golden color and crunch and can be found in the baking aisle of most supermarkets. Adapted from "Sweet Miniatures".
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter (cut up)
- 1 1⁄3 cups turbinado sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 2 1⁄3 cups flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup almonds (sliced)
- Cover a baking sheet with plastic wrap (or line a 6"x9" glass baking dish with plastic wrap).
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, stir the butter, sugar, cinnamon and water until the butter mrlts; don't let it boil.
- Most of the sugar will 'not' be disolved.
- Remove the pan from the heat.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda and almonds. Mix well.
- Cool 5 minutes.
- On the sheet covered with plastic wrap, shape the dough into a 5"x8" rectangle that is 1" high, rounding out the edges and corners slightly - OR - press the dough into a 6"x9" dish.
- Cover with more plastic wrap and chill at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Set the oven at 325°.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Lift the block of dough from the baking sheet (or dish).
- Set it on a cutting board, discarding the plastic wrap.
- Using a long, sharp knife, slice the dough crosswise into rectangles as thin as a coin.
- Space the cookies on a bakiing sheet about 1/2" apart.
- Bake for 8 minutes, until the cookies feel slightly firm and the undersides are golden brown.
- With a wide spatula, turn the cookies over and bake 8 minutes more.
- Leave the cookies on the sheet to cool for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container.