1 lb butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten
4 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup almonds, slivered, toasted
Heat oven 375°F degrees.
Cream together butter and sugar; add beaten egg.
Mix together flour & salt.
Using a wooden spoon stir flour into the creamed butter mixture.
Work in the nuts until evenly distributed.
Divide dough into 4 parts and roll each part into a sausage about 2-inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until firm.
Slice the dough into 1/4" slices and place 1" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes (bake in center of the oven) Do not let the cookies brown too much they should be the color of shortbread--pale golden.
Store in tins in the fridge or freezer.
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Excellent Christmas recipe