In an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
Add egg yolks, honey and vanilla and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.
Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, until fully combined.
Use a small cookie scoop to form batter into balls.
Place on cookie sheets; Cookies will spread out a lot, leave plenty of room between.
Whip egg whites in a small bowl until broken up.
Brush egg whites on to top of cookies.
Sprinkle sanding sugar and chopped almonds on top.
Bake for 8-10 minutes; cookies will spread out.
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Traditionally, these cookies are formed into rectangles. To get that shape, use a small cookie scoop to portion the dough. Roll each portion into a 2-3" log. Brush with egg whites and top with sanding sugar and almonds. Bake as directed.
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