Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 c Unsalted butter; room temp

  2. 1/4 c Sugar

  3. 1 Egg yolk

  4. 2 tb Brandy; or orange juice

  5. 2 1/2 c All-purpose flour

  6. 1/2 ts Baking powder

  7. 1/2 c Ground blanched almonds

  8. 30 Wholecloves; if desired

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Powdered sugar For sprinkling Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat in egg yolk until mixtrue is smooth and light. Beat in brandy or juice. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add to egg mixture a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in almonds. Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead with floured hands until dough is no longer sticky. Preheat oven to 350~. Pinch off 1" pieces, shape into balls or crescents. If desired insert 1 whole clove in center of each, or use your fingers to press 1 or 2 dimples into each cookie. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 30-35 minutes or until cookies are pale golden. Cool on baking sheets. Sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar while still warm. Cookies are extremely fragile. Remove from baking sheets with a spatula. Store in an airtight container between sheets of waxed paper. Makes about 30. --


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