*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Almond Cookie Slices
 
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 Serving Size  : 36   Preparation Time :0:20
 Categories    : Cookies & Bars
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10      tablespoons   unsalted butter (1 1/4 sticks)
      1/3  cup           honey
      1/3  cup           milk
      1/4  teaspoon      almond extract
    2 1/2  cups          whole almonds (I used sliced) -- toasted
      3/4  cup           light brown sugar -- packed
    3      cups          flour
    1      teaspoon      ground cinnamon
      3/4  teaspoon      baking powder
      1/4  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
                         Almond Glaze
    1      cup           confectioners' sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      almond extract
    6      teaspoons     water
 
 Melt butter in a small suacepan.  Stir in honey, milk and almond extract; set
 aside to cool.
 
 Combine 1 1/4 cups of almonds and the brown sugar in a food processor.
  Process just until nuts are texture of coarse meal.
 
 Add cooled butter mixture to the processor.  Process until smooth.  Add
 flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Processor just until
 mixture is combined.
 
 Scrape into a bowl.  Stir in remaining 1 1/4 cups almonds.  Line a 9 x 9 x
 2 square baking pan with plastic wrap.  Place dough in pan & pat level.
  Place in freezer for 20 minutes or until firm.
 
 Heat oven to 350.  Lightly coat baking sheets with nonstick vegetable spray.
 
 Remove the firm dough from pan.  Starting at any side, cut 1/4 slices.
  Arrange on the prepared baking sheets, placing them 1/2 apart.
 
 Bake in a 350 oven for 18 minutes or just until golden.  Transfer to wire
 racks to cool.  Drizzle with glaze.
 
 For glaze:  Mix together confectioners' sugar and almond extract in a small
 bowl.  Gradually stir in 6 teaspons of water or just enough to make a thin
 glaze.  Makes 3 dozen cookies.
 
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