These crunchy almond cookies are great treat with coffee in the afternoon.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon water

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork.
  • Sprinkle with almonds.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg white and water. Brush over cookies.
  • Bake at 325° for 14-16 minutes or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts:
1 serving (2 each) equals 133 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Source: Taste of Home

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