Almond Finger Cookies


1 Cup Soft Butter

1 Tbsp Water

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Almonds, Chopped Fine

1 Tsp Almond Extract

3 Tbsp Sugar

1 3/4 Cups Sifted Flour

2 Squares Semi Sweet Chocolate

1 Egg Yolk

2 Tsp Vegetable Shortening


Cream butter, sugar (1/2 cup), and extract till fluffy. Stir in flour and refrigerate for two (2) hours. Beat egg yolk and water. Combine almonds and sugar on waxed paper. Pinch off about two (2) tsp dough for each cookie; roll on floured board to size of little finger. Brush cookies with egg mixture, dip tops in nut mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased sheets. Bake at 375 deg for 12 minutes. Melt chocolate and shortening together, stir. Drizzle choco-