The crunchy cookies are delicious with a cup of hot coffee, tea or coco. You can alter the recipe by adding chocolate chips, bits of toffee, or other nuts. This recipe is as close to no-fail as you can get and perfect for a beginner.
2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 c. slivered un-blanched almonds
2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
Optional: chocolate for drizzling and a double boiler
3. Stir until the dough is stiff. Place on a floured surface and split in two. Roll each piece into a log. Long and flat for smaller pieces or short and puff for larger pieces. Place the logs on the baking sheet and flatten them slightly, leaving a couple of inches between them .