757- Fekkas Glacé / فقاص ݣلاصي

Ingredients

  • 125 grams (9 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 100 grams (a little less than 1/2 cup) powdered sugar, sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125 grams (4.4 oz) chopped raw almonds
  • 350 grams (2 3/4 cup)) all-purpose white flour
  • 1 medium egg

Directions

1- In a large flat plate, place the butter, powdered sugar, and pinch of salt, then mix together using a spatula (or yours hands) until the butter becomes creamy.

2- Add the egg, vanilla extract, and chopped raw almonds. Continue mixing until the mixture becomes homogeneous and well combined.

3- Add the flour little by little and mix well using a spatula (or your hands) until a smooth dough is formed. The goal is not to over knead the dough. Draw a line with the tip of your finger through the length of the dough to check if it is ready, your finger must leave waves in the line.

4- Divide the dough in half, roll each half into a long cylinder (30x 4 cm / 12 x 1,5 inches ). Cover the cylinders with a plastic wrap. Make sure to make a knot on both ends. Place the cylinders in the freezer for at least 1 hour before using them.

5- Once frozen remove the plastic wrap. Using a very sharp knife, cut the frozen cylinders into equal coins of 0.5 cm / 0,2 inches thickness.

6- Place the cookies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for 20 minutes until they turn golden.

7- Let the cookies cool down completely before tasting. As they cool down, they become crunchy.

Note: You can freeze the cylinders up to 2 months in the freezer and pull them out of the freezer before using them.