Mexican Tile Cookies

Crisp Almond Cookies Recipe
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A crisp almond cookie which is attractively cut into shapes to resemble tiles.
30 min
Prep Time
2:00
Total Time
42 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2/3 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 1/2 teaspoons
almond extract
1/2 teaspoon
salt
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour

Topping

1
large Land O Lakes® Egg (white only)
1 teaspoon
water
1 (4-ounce) package
whole blanched almonds
Sugar

Directions

  1. Combine butter, 2/3 cup sugar, egg, almond extract and salt in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough in half. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Roll out dough, one-half at a time, on well-floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into diamond shapes using cookie cutter or knife. Place 1/2 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Beat egg white and water in bowl with whisk. Brush over tops of cookies. Place whole almond in center of each cookie; sprinkle with sugar. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

Recipe Tips

- When cutting out these cookies, use a pastry cutter to give them that extra special touch.

- Use a clean clay flower pot lined with colorful tissue paper as the perfect way to give these cookies.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
100
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
9g
Protein
2g
Fat
6g
Sodium
75mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This is an easy recipe to follow and it is delicious. My husband told me it taste it just like his german-grandmother christmas cookies dated back from the 1950...

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