Almond Thins

Almond Thins
Raymond Hom
Add ground almonds to the batter and fold in toasted slivered almonds for a double dose of nuttiness.

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Makes 84
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
180
minutes

Ingredients

1
cup
slivered almonds
1
cup
light brown sugar
2
cups
all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
3/4
teaspoon
baking soda
1/2
teaspoon
kosher salt
12
tablespoons
(1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1
large egg
1/2
teaspoon
pure vanilla extract
3/4
teaspoon
almond extract

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast, tossing occasionally, until golden, 4 to 5 minutes; let cool.
  2. In a food processor, pulse ½ cup of the almonds with ½ cup of the brown sugar until the almonds are finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and the remaining ½ cup brown sugar at medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract and beat to combine. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually mix in the flour-nut mixture just until combined (do not overmix). Gently fold in the remaining ½ cup almonds.
  4. Form the dough into two 12-by-1½-inch logs. Refrigerate, tightly wrapped, until firm, about 2 hours or up to 2 days.
  5. Heat oven to 350° F with the racks in the upper and lower thirds. Working with 1 log at a time (keep the other chilled), cut it into ¼-inch slices and place the slices on 2 baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until golden, 9 to 11 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Storage suggestion: Keep the cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

 

Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez
November 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 44
  • Fat 2 g
  • Sat Fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Sodium 25 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Carbohydrate 5 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Iron 0 mg
  • Calcium 7 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.