Almond Ginger Sand Tarts
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter -- softened
1/4 cup Vegetable Shortening
1/3 cup Confectioner's Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Flour
2 tsp Ginger -- grated
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 cup Almonds -- finely chopped
1 Egg White
For Garnish----- Almonds -- sliced
Cream butter, shortening, and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla,
flour, ginger, salt and baking powder. Add ground almonds and combine well.
Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 325. Roll dough into balls and arrange on greased cookie sheets.
Flatten each with the bottom of a glass. Brush tops with egg white, put one
almond slice on each, and brush almond slice with egg white.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops are golden.
Makes about 30.