A great spice cookie, brings back memories! Hint: this cookie dough behaves a lot like pie pastry and in fact makes a wonderful crust for a fruit tart.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1/4 cup ground almonds
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons milk
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
Sift together flour, sugar, and spices; stir in peel and almonds. Cut in margarine till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg and milk till mixture forms a ball; chill.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Roll out to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into circles 1-3/4 inches in diameter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes until edges are brown.