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Cinnamon Diamonds


48 Cookies
SourceJoy Greer (1975)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time50 minutes


1 c
butter or margarine
1 c
brown sugar
egg yolk
1⁄2 t
2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1 t
ground cinnamon
egg white, slightly beaten
3⁄4 c
sliced almonds
1 t
grated lemon peel


Cream butter and brown sugar together until light. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Sift together flour and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture. Pat dough into ungreased 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Brush with egg white; sprinkle with nuts and lemon peel and additional cinnamon if you like. Press nuts lightly into surface. Bake in 350° oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Cut into diamonds; cool and remove from pan. Freeze any extra cookies in moisture-vapor wrap. Makes 4 dozen.