Dylan + Jeni

YieldsMakes 10 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a mixer, cream butter with the paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping bowl and beater as needed. Gradually beat in 2 cups sugar, then beat until fluffy again, about 10 minutes. Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in flour, scraping bowl and beater a couple of times (dough will be uniformly crumbly). Add whole eggs and beat until smooth.

Step 2
2

Turn dough out onto a work surface and roll into 2 logs, each about 2 in. wide. Roll in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour to firm up. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°.

Step 3
3

Slice dough into  1/8-in.-thick slices, then arrange slices on parchment-lined baking sheets. Mix remaining  1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon. Brush dough slices with egg white, then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Push a few -almond slivers into center of each slice.

Step 4
4

Bake until pale golden on top, about 10 minutes (if you like them completely crisp, cook until browned underneath, a couple minutes more). Remove and let cool on sheets until firm, about 10 minutes. Then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Ingredients

 1/2 pound salted butter, softened
 2 1/4 cups sugar, divided
 3 cups plus 3 tbsp.flour
 2 large whole eggs, beaten
 1 tablespoon cinnamon
 1 large egg white, beaten well
 3/4 cup almond slivers or blanched whole almonds

Directions

Step 1
1

In a mixer, cream butter with the paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping bowl and beater as needed. Gradually beat in 2 cups sugar, then beat until fluffy again, about 10 minutes. Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in flour, scraping bowl and beater a couple of times (dough will be uniformly crumbly). Add whole eggs and beat until smooth.

Step 2
2

Turn dough out onto a work surface and roll into 2 logs, each about 2 in. wide. Roll in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour to firm up. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°.

Step 3
3

Slice dough into  1/8-in.-thick slices, then arrange slices on parchment-lined baking sheets. Mix remaining  1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon. Brush dough slices with egg white, then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Push a few -almond slivers into center of each slice.

Step 4
4

Bake until pale golden on top, about 10 minutes (if you like them completely crisp, cook until browned underneath, a couple minutes more). Remove and let cool on sheets until firm, about 10 minutes. Then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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