Share a cookie by using your cake pan to make a giant cookie
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups ground
blanched almonds, ground almond slivers or almond flour
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
Cut 14 Tbsp. cool room temperature butter into pieces.
Cut butter into mixture using pastry cutter. Butter should be completely worked into mixture.
Place and press 3/4s of the mixture into a 10″ spring form pan.
Place remaining mixture and clump over top of pressed mixture.
Bake at 350F for 25 minutes until cookie turns golden.
Then reduce to 300F and bake another 10 minutes until dry.
Cool on cooling rack. Release the sides of pan. Release cookie from pan bottom.