Beat egg yolks in a medium saucepan until thick and lemon colored.
Mix 1 cup sugar and flour, and beat into yolks. Add sherry and cook over low
heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Arrange cookies in a 9-inch square baking dish. Pour egg yolk mixture over cookies.
Add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites beat until stiff, gradually adding 2
tablespoons sugar. Beat until sugar is dissolved. Pour egg whites over custard,
spreading to edges of pan. Decorate top by placing almonds on end.
Bake at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Posted by FootsieBear at recipegoldmine.com.
Source: Jennifer Varney Sturm, Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky