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Almond Shortbread

Yield 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup blanched almonds, finely ground

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk; beat well. Stir in almond extract. Gradually add flour and ground almonds, stirring until well blended.

  2. Press dough into a lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 2-inch squares. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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