Cookie Crumb Torte

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
1/3 cup half & half
3 cups cookie crumbs
1/2 cup flour
2 cups toasted almonds, finely chopped

Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Stir in vanilla and half & half.  Fold in crumbs, flour and almonds.  Pour into greased (and wax-paper lined) 10″ tube pan.  Bake at 300° for one hour and forty minutes.  Cool thoroughly and dust with powdered sugar.

We’ve had some sugar cookie crumbs sitting in the freezer for a while, and I was looking for a way to use them, something other than a variation of a graham cracker pie crust.  This was the answer.