It had been snowing all day long and the world looks like it’s all powdered. Everything is calm and peaceful and after a walk trough the winter wonderland we enjoy a nice cup of tea and some of these perfectly crumbly and tender almond snowflake cookies.
Makes about 50 cookies:
- 250 g flour
- 100 g confectioners sugar
- pinch of salt
- 100 g ground almonds
- 1 vanilla pod
- zest of one orange or lemon
- 3 – 4 drops of almond extract
- 250 g cold butter
Mix the flour, the confectioners sugar, the salt and ground almonds in a large bowl.
Add the butter, and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
Halve the vanilla pod lengthwise, and use the tip of a sharp knife to scrape the seeds out of one half. Add the seeds to the flour mixture, along with the orange or lemon zest and…
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