King Haakon's Kake

Course : Cookies
Serves: 30
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1 cup butter (no substitutes)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Teaspoons baking powder
1 Dash salt
2 large eggs
1 Teaspoon almond extract
2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg white slightly beaten
1 Tablespoon water
4 pieces lumps sugar -- crushed, or 1
1 tablespoon coarse or granulated sugar
1/3 Cup slivered almonds -- chopped

Preparation / Directions:

Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder and salt; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and almond extract until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon. If necessary, chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle. Divide dough into thirds. With lightly floured hands, shape each portion into a 7 inch long loaf. Place loaves crosswise about 3 inches apart on an ungreased large baking sheet. Flatten each loaf slightly until 2 inches wide. Combine egg white and water, brush over loaves. Sprinkle crushed sugar and almonds over rolls; press sugar and nuts lightly into dough. Bake in a 350~F. oven for 30 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 hour. Cut loaves diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place slices, cut side down, on cookie sheet. Bake in a 325~F oven for 5 minutes. Turn slices over and bake 5 to 10 minutes more or until dry and crisp. Transfer to wire racks and cool.


Nutritional Information:

2451 Calories (kcal); 38g Total Fat; (13% calories from fat); 56g Protein; 474g Carbohydrate; 374mg Cholesterol; 1367mg Sodium

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