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1 c. whole blanched almonds or 1 1/3 c. slivered almonds
1 1/3 c. sifted powdered sugar
2 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. almond extract (optional)


Place almonds in a single layer on cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Do not brown. Cool 5 minutes. Place almonds in food processor bowl using steel blade, process for 1 minute until almonds are ground. Add sugar, water, and extract (if stronger almond flavor is desired). Process 15 seconds until a ball is formed. Use immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Can be frozen.