You are here: Home » Recipes » Sugar and Almond Cookies Sugar and Almond Cookies Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 30 servings The almonds in these simple sugar cookies add extra flavor and texture. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 2/3 cups unbleached bread flour1/2 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, chopped and softened1 -- egg2 tablespoons water1 1/2 tablespoons sugar crystals1/3 cup finely chopped almonds or hazelnuts Instructions Mix the flour and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and mix well first with a spoon and then with your hands to form a dough. Shape into a ball. Roll into a square 1/4-inch thick on a work surface. Cut into 1-inch-wide and 2-inch-long pieces with a knife or pizza cutter. Beat the egg with the water in a small bowl. Brush over the dough; sprinkle with the sugar crystals and almonds. Arrange on a 12×17-inch cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Place on the center oven rack and bake at 425F for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Serve with a glass of milk. Store in an airtight container for several weeks. Recipe reprinted with permission from Stig Hansen’s Cooking Danish, A Taste of Denmark (Eden, Utah, 2007).