Though lately I've been making them for King's Day, January 6th,
and hiding a bean in one of the cookies for a lucky eater to find
and then be crowned King for the Day.
The last sweet taste of our Christmas holiday
before ordinary life engulfs us once more.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
¾ cup powdered sugar
Add the sugar gradually and cream with:
1 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup almond meal
Knead in by hand until completely mixed:
2½ cups sifted flour
Chill the dough and roll it to a 1- inch thickness. Cut with crescent cookie-cutters. Bake on parchment papered cookie sheet at 350° until slightly golden – about 15 minutes. When baked, dip in: