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Scandinavian Almond Bars

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Serves 48 bars | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 15 minutes

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Ingredients You'll Need

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

Almond Icing:
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
3-4 tbsp milk


Mix together the flour, baking powder, and the salt.

Set aside

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until softened

Add the sugar

Beat until fluffy

Add to the flour mixture

Mix together and blend well.

Add the egg and almond extract.

Mix all together and blend well once again

Divide the dough into four equal parts

Form each one into a 12-inch roll.

Place two of the rolls 4 to 5 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet

Flatten the dough so it is about 3 inches aide

Repeat with the last two rolls

Brush with the milk

Sprinkle with sliced almonds

Bake at 325 F for 12 to 14 minutes

The edges should be slightly browned

Cut into 1-inch diagonal strips while the bars are still warm

Cool and then dirzzle with the almond icing

Almond Icing:

Stir together the powdered sugar and the almond extract

Add the milk to make a thin consistency

Drizzle over the bars

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