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Giant Almond Crumb Cookie

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This cookie is designed to be baked, presented, and then broken or cut into individual portions.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living Special Issues 2001

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground (5 1/4 ounces) blanched almonds
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch springform pan; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk almonds, flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly. Work in butter until completely incorporated with no dry crumbs. Squeeze mixture to create pea-size-to-1-inch clumps.

  2. Transfer all but 1 1/2 cups of mixture to pan. Press mixture into pan to compress dough. Sprinkle with reserved 1 1/2 cups of mixture; transfer to oven.

  3. Bake, rotating pan 2 to 3 times, until cookie begins to turn golden, about 25 minutes. Reduce temperature to 300 degrees. Bake until golden brown and fairly dry, 15 to 20 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Remove from pan. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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  • tarnovecr
    16 SEP, 2014
    could this be baked in a cast iron skillet pan?
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  • dau1776
    30 MAR, 2010
    Bob's Red Mill, among others, are now making "almond flour," which is the same as ground almonds and a boon to those who do not own processors or who do not wish to do the food processing step. You cannot substitute almond paste. They are entirely different items - sorry.
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  • Me3656
    30 MAR, 2010
    I would not substitute almond paste. Going to be a drastic substitute. you want the crunch and the texture of the almonds. The paste is going to change the batter texture. I would not do the paste.
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  • tdalco
    30 MAR, 2010
    looks like you could do all of it in the food processor, grinding the almonds first, then adding the rest. And bake it on a pizza stone..... Any ideas? Just looks too easy
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  • Old_Mumsy
    30 MAR, 2010
    This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. I've been making it for years now. It's easy to prepare and I always get rave reviews.
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  • Old_Mumsy
    30 MAR, 2010
    This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. I've been making it for years now. It's easy to prepare and I always get rave reviews.
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  • KarinBraun
    8 AUG, 2009
    one of the best and very easy to make cookies. i prefer chopped almonds. everybody who ever tried this cookie, asked for the recipe
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  • jcjohnson0
    15 MAR, 2009
    I put honey on mine.... Yummy
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  • anemonerosso
    14 MAR, 2009
    Do you know the italian SBRISOLONA? It seems like that!!
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  • jdevine
    11 MAY, 2008
    This was very good. I put raspberry jam in the center.
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