Napoleon Hats - Napoleonshatte

Beat sugar and butter until light. Add the egg, then the sifted flour, and mix well. Let dough rest 2 hours in a warm place in a bowl covered with a clean towel.

Roll as thin as possible on a floured board. Cut with a floured round cookie cutter. Put a small amount of almond filling in the center of each cookie, and fold the dough over triangularly to make a hat shaped as much as possible like Napoleon's.

Place cookies on a buttered and lightly floured cookie sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes in a preheated 350° oven. Watch cookies carefully to make sure the are not getting burned.

ALMOND FILLING

Beat egg whites until stiff and dry. Fold in the sugar and ground almonds to combine all ingredients lightly but thoroughly.