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Almond Sand Dollar Cookies

Prep time 25 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Bake time 8 mins
Yield Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Sliced almonds

How to Make It

  1. Beat 1 cup softened butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, beating until well blended. Add 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk, beating until blended.

  2. Combine flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Shape dough into a ball, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour.

  3. Roll dough to an 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 3-inch round cutter. Place on lightly greased, parchment paper-lined baking sheets; brush with lightly beaten egg white.

  4. Stir together granulated sugar and ground cinnamon, and sprinkle evenly over cookies. Gently press 5 almond slices in a spoke design around center of each cookie.

  5. Bake at 350° for 4 minutes; remove pan from oven, and gently press almonds into cookies again. Bake 4 more minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.