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1/4 cups Butter, Room Temperature
3/4 cups Sugar, Plus 2 Tablespoons For Dusting
3 whole Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
1- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
2- 1/2 cups Flour
1/4 cups Walnuts Or Almonds (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat room temperature butter and 3/4 cup sugar until creamy. 2. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well. 3. Add baking powder and flour 1/2 a cup at a time until mixed. 4. Fold in nuts if desired. 5. Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper and grease. Pour the dough lengthwise across the pan. Shape into a log by picking up each long end of the parchment paper and rolling the dough into shape. 6. Dust with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. 7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until bread is starting to brown. 8. Remove bread from the oven. Decrease oven temperature to 275 degrees. Slice bread into 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices and lay slices down on the parchment paper. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until brown on both sides, flipping the bread halfway.

Source: tastykitchen.com