Almonds, 1 pound, Powdered sugar, 1 pound, Rosewater.

Blanch the almonds, and when perfectly dry, pound them, or grind them fine in a meat chopper, and add to this gradually, the sugar and rosewater. Cover a board thickly with powdered sugar, and on this, with the fingers, knead thoroughly the mixture.

Allow the mixture to remain on the board for an hour after kneading, and then roll it out to the thickness of about 1/4 inch, and cut into small fancy shapes and allow these to harden.

If so desired the mixture may be pressed into a figured mold, and there allowed to harden, and then be turned out.

This does not require cooking, but may be placed in the oven for a few moments to dry.