Toast whole almonds lightly and cut them into halves.
In a large mixing bowl combine:
2 + 1/2 cup cake flour (all
purpose flour is OK)
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
In a separate bowl, lightly beat together:
3 ~ 4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Add to flour mixture and mix just until ingredients
are incorporated. A little more water, a teaspoon at a time, can be
added if mixture is too dry to make a smooth dough. If it is too wet,
add a little flour. Stir in:
1 cup prepared almonds
Divide the dough into 4 portions and make them into
6 inch X 2 inch X 1/2 inch logs .
Bake at 355 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 35 minutes
or until it is slightly brown on a greased cookie sheet. Take them
out of oven and set the oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C) .
Cut them diagonally.
Line them on the cookie sheet again and bake them at
320 degrees F (160 degrees C) for 20 minutes until they become crispy.
Don't over cook or burn.