Dead Men's Legs (Cookies)

Dead Men’s Legs (Cookies)
Makes 2 dozen


1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped blanched/skinned almonds
1/2 cup all purpose flour


Preheat oven to 325°F. Beat egg lightly and gradually add sugar.
Beat with mixer until light and foamy–about 20 minutes. Add almonds
and flour; mix well. Roll dough into finger-thick ropes on a very
light floured surface. Flatten slightly with fingertips and cut into
3 inch lengths and place on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake in oven
until light brown–about 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and
cool completely before storing in airtight containers. Stores 1 to 2