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Crispy Almond Strips

IngredientsCrispy Almond Strips
1 cup cold butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sour cream
2/3 cup sugar, divided
1 cup ground almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
1. In a large bowl, cut butter in flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in sour cream until blended. Divide dough in half; shape each half into a ball and flatten. Wrap tightly and freeze for 20 minutes.
2. Sprinkle 1/3 cup sugar on a lightly floured surface; roll each portion of dough into 12 inch square. Combine the almonds, cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over dough. Using a rolling pin, press nut mixture into dough. Cut into 1-inch strips; cut each strip widthwise into thirds.
3. Place 1-in apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 6 dozen

Prep 25 minutes + Freezing. Bake 15 minutes/batch

Recipe by: Taste of Home