1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup whole almonds
beat all ingredients well except almonds, fold in almonds, bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degs for 35 – 40 min
let cool on wire rack, wrap in tin foil till cold or over night, this makes the almonds soft and easy to slice.
Cut the chilled loaf into 1/8-inch” slices. Place the slices on two parchment-lined baking sheets.
Dry out the slices at 200 degrees for 40-60 minutes. You are looking for crispness, not browning. To facilitate even drying out, flip the slices over through half of the baking time. You can let the slices cool in the turn-off the oven.
Double recipe, they go fast and freeze well.