3 [C] flour
1 [tsp] baking soda
1/2 [tsp] salt
1/4 [C] (4 tbs) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 [C] sugar (use 1-1 1/4 [C], if white chocolate is not used)
4 large eggs
1 [tsp] vanilla
2 [tsp] almond extract
1/4 [C] (4 tbs) brandy
1 1/2 [C] almonds, sliced or slivered, toasted**
3 1/2 oz white chocolate, grated (optional)

  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt and set aside
  • Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well
  • Add vanilla, almond extract and brandy and mix well
  • Add flour mixture and stir until well mixed
  • Add almonds and white chocolate. Stir to mix
  • Preheat oven at 350 deg
  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment or foil.
  • Shape the mixture into 4 logs with 2 spatulas on the parchment paper (it is too soft a batter to shape with your hands)
  • Bake at 350 deg, 30 min
  • Remove from oven and lower oven to 300 deg
  • Remove logs onto cutting board and slice into 1/2 inch slices
  • Place slices onto cookie sheet and bake at 300 deg, 12-15 min
  • Turn slices over and bake another 12-15 min
  • Cool completely and store in air-tight container

**To toast the sliced almonds:
300 deg, 5-7 min

About mama huang

I love to cook and experiment with recipes. The ones published here have been adapted from recipes from various sources and are recipes that members of my family love and ask for.
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