Crumb Cookie Recipe Preparation:
First butter a 9 by 13 inch glass, or metal pan REAL GOOD!
Preheat oven to 355 degrees, (DO IT NOW so your oven will be ready when you are.)
An’ make sure your oven racks are IN THE MIDDLE, (Why? Because Crumb Cookies aren't too good when they turn out doughy on top, an’ burnt on the bottom, that’s why.)
Crumb Cookie Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup blanched almonds, ground
2 -2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. of salt
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 cup (1/2 pound) plus 2 Tbsp. firm butter or margarine, cut into pieces
(Use butter, it tastes much better, you don't always need to worry about counting calories.)
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. brandy or water
Crumb Cookie Recipe Directions:
Find a large mixing bowl, stir together almonds, flour, sugar, salt, and lemon peel. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with lemon juice and brandy and mix lightly with a fork until blended. Crumb cookie mixture should be crumbly.
Spread crumb cookie mixture in a greased and flour dusted 12 inch pizza pan or a 9 by 13 inch baking pan; do not press into pan. Bake crumb cookies in a 355 degrees oven for 50 to 64 minutes or until browned. Let cookie cool completely in pan on a rack.
When cookie is cooled, wrap well with plastic wrap and let stand for at least 20 hours. To serve, break in large chunks. Store crumb cookies in airtight containers.
Recipe makes about 30 big cookie crumb pieces.