Almond shorts

Yield: 168 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Sugar, brown
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Vinegar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3 \N Eggs
1 pounds Butter
6 cups Flour
⅔ cup Almonds, slivered

Combine sugars, baking soda, vinegar, and vanilla. Stir in eggs. Cut butter into small pieces and work into mixture. Add flour, a cup at a time, and mix well. Knead in almonds. Gather dough into ball and divide into five equal pieces. Roll each piece into a cylinder. If you wish, roll each cylinder in colored sugar. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350. Cut each log into ¼" slices. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 minutes. "This recipe is a tradition in my husband's Swedish family. It makes enough cookies to feed the Swedish Army."

Recipe by Sandra Silfven, Detroin News food editor. Source: _Gifts from the Christmas Kitchen_, sent by BEE to Sylvia Steiger (THE.STEIGERS on GEnie, 71511,2253 on CI$) for the November 1992 cookbook swap

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