2 cup blanced almonds
3 cup flour
3 sticks butter at room temperature (12 oz)
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1:Placed blanched almonds and 6 tbsp of flour in a food processor,blender or nut grinder and process until finely ground.
2:With Electric mixer,cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.Stir in vanilla extract.Add the ground almonds and remaining flour and mix well to form a dough.Gather into a ball,wrap in a wax paper, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or more.
3:Preheat oven to 325 F.Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper.
4:Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.Working with one section of dough at a time,roll out to a thickness surface.With a cookies mould,stamp out the shapes until finish.Gather the dough scrapes,roll out, and stamp out more shape with cookies cutter.Repeat with the remaining dough.
5: Whisk the egg with salt until just frothy.Brush cookies top with the egg wash,then sprinkle over the sliced almonds.
6:Bake until very lightly browned,12-15 minutes.Let cool for a few minutes on the sheets before transferring to a rack.Store in an airtight container after cool down.