Scandinavian Almond Bars


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Serves 48 cookies | Prep Time 10-15 minutes | Cook Time 12-15 minutes

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Recipe submitted by Marji Stark

Unique and pretty


Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 tbsp milk


Almond Icing:

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup milk


Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 F


In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar


Add the egg and almond extract


Mix until fluffy


Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt


Mix well


Divide the dough into 4 pieces


Roll each one into a log about 12 inches long


Place 2 logs per cookie sheet, 4 to 5 inches apart.


Flatten each roll by hand until it is about 3 inches wide.


Brush the flattened roll with milk


Sprinkle with the sliced almonds


Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned


While the cookies are still warm, cut them crosswise at a diagonal, into slices about 1 inch wide


When cool, drizzle with almond icing.


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