Another family favorite for Christmas. Grandma Pepler always made these at Christmas and they are Mom’s favorite. They freeze wonderfully and can be crisped-up by heating in the oven for a few minutes and leaving to cool - just like fresh-baked but without the fuss. These have a nice almond flavor.
Place almonds on a cookie sheet and bake them, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Cool completely. Grate the almonds powder fine.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Scoop the dough into the cookie press fitted with the flat, ridged plate (see picture, below).
Continue pressing the dough so that 3 or 4 rows are made per sheet.
Immediately upon removing from the oven, cut the long bars into shorter sections using a knife or the edge of a spatula.
Store in an airtight container or freeze.
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