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Ingredients

1 cup flour, sifted
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup blanched almonds

Instructions

Place flour in bowl; cut in butter finely. Work in salt, sugar and flavorings and roll; wrap in waxed paper. Chill about 1-1/2 hours. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut roll in 1/4 inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Brush each piece with a mixture of egg yolk and water. Press 1/2 of a blanched almond into top of each. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Dorothy Edelen
Davenport



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