Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Scrumdillytious Scandinavian Almond Bars

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature is easiest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Milk
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
  • Almond Icing (below)
Preheat oven to 325°F. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large mixer bowl beat butter or margarine till softened. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add egg and almond extract and beat well. Add flour mixture and beat till well mixed.

Divide dough into fourths. Form each into a 12-inch roll. Place two rolls 4 to 5 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten till 3 inches wide. Repeat with remaining rolls.

Brush flattened rolls with milk and sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 325°F for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. While cookies are still warm, cut them crosswise at a diagonal into 1-inch strips with a sharp knife. Cool on wire rack. Drizzle with Almond Icing. Enjoy! Makes 48.

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