Gossamer Tapestry

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Jan Hagels

Lemuel at The Greedy Maelstrom posted a Christmas musing that included a reference to a holiday cookie that I have made and loved since I was in high school. I have never heard of someone else being aware of Jan Hagels. Mine are immensely popular at holiday time. In our exchange of comments he expressed interest in my recipe. These go especially well with a nice, hot cup of tea.

1 c butter (2 sticks)
1 c sugar
1 egg, separated
1 tsp almond extract
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c sliced almonds
1 tblsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon

1. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and almond extract, blending thoroughly. Stir in flour.
2. Turn dough into an ungreased 15 x 10 x 1 cookie sheet. Spread evenly to edges with a spatula.
3. Beat egg white until foamy. Spread evenly over cookie dough. Spread almonds on top. Combine cinnamon with 1 tblsp sugar and sprinkle on top.
4. Bake 25 minutes at 350° until golden. Cool pan 10 minutes. Cut into 8 lengthwise strips. Make 12 diagonal cuts to make diamonds.



At 17:01, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great minds think alike! :)

That is exactly the same recipe that we use! So good! Although I sometimes cheat and "up the volume" on the almond extract.

These are indeed one of my favs. I'm glad I'm not the only one and I'm happy to find a fellow Jan Hagel'er!

At 21:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds good!

At 00:55, Blogger rodger said...

Between you and Spo I'm gonna be the busy baker!

Thanks for the recipe.

At 01:41, Blogger Tony said...

Oh sweet. Another dessert recipe. Some one just bring in the gym equipment now, please. LOL I'll have to try this one Doug!

At 10:32, Blogger Ur-spo said...

are you at home today, snowbound and making cookies? (I hope).

At 11:16, Blogger maggie said...

After reading your comment on ur-spo, I had to find you. A sag party!!!!
I'll be waiting to hear all about it.

Procrastination is my worst fault.
Never do today what we can put off until tomorrow. Story of my life.:)

I also have a fear of drowning but it didn't really develop until I was in my twenties.

And.........I LOVE CHEESE!!!


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