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Crispy Almond Strips

Remember sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on pieces of pastry dough and popping them in the oven along with the pie you just helped make? That's what these crisp strips taste like. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cut butter in flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in sour cream until blended. Divide dough in half; shape each half into a ball and flatten. Wrap tightly and freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 cup sugar on a lightly floured surface; roll each portion of dough into a 12-in. square. Combine the almonds, cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over dough. Using a rolling pin, press nut mixture into dough. Cut into 1-in. strips; cut each strip widthwise into thirds.
  • Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 106 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • nilouve
    Oct 24, 2011

    Although these were quite tasty, I didn't find that the almond taste came thru. They were crispy and tasted good however

  • brook mooney
    Oct 6, 2010

    I could have eaten the whole batch in one sitting. They were crispy and yummy!!!!!