Gifts Of Good Taste:Almond Slices

Celebrate the season with gifts of good taste and a batch of these delicious Almond Slices. They’re fast and easy to make, and taste good.

Almond Slices

Ingredients:

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract

1 lemon rind, grated

3 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup coursely cut blanched almonds

Powdered sugar for dusting

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with sugar. Stir in vegetable oil, lemon juice, almond extract and the grated rind of one lemon.

In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to egg mixture with almonds. Lightly stir to make a firm dough. Knead dough lightly and form into 3 loaves, 3 inches wide and 1 inch thick.

Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 45 minutes. Slice loaves while still warm 1/2 inch think and return to oven to crisp and brown on both sides. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar.

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