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“From "The Joy Of Cookies" by Sharon Tyler Herbst. This recipe reads "These buttery, crumbly, nut-coated cookies are the perfect accompaniment for coffee." Passive time includes 15 minutes cooling time in the pan, but there is an additional cooling period after that as well.”
1hr 15mins
40 bars

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degress farenheit. Lightly grease a 10 x 15-inch jelly-roll pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and salt together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and both extracts. Stir in cardamom, then flour, 1/2 c at a time, blending after each addition.
  3. Use a rubber spatula to spread dough evenly over bottom of prepared pan, or dampen your fingers with water and pat dough into place.
  4. In a small bowl, lightly whisk egg white until frothy. Pour over dough; spread evenly with the back of a large spoon. Sprinkle nuts over dough and press lightly into surface with the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until golden brown. Immediately cut into 40 (1 x 3 3/4-inch) fingers with a sharp knife while the bars are still warm. You can get 40 fingers by cutting 10 strips one way and 4 the other.
  6. Cool 15 minutes in pan on rack. Carefully remove from pan with a metal spatula; cookies are very fragile. Cool completely on racks. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week or freeze for longer storage.

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