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Scandinavian Almond Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Scandinavian Almond Bars, by , is from Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kristen Albaneze
Added: Wednesday, December 27, 2006


1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
Almond Icing

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Stir together flour, baking
powder and 1/4 tsp salt; set aside. Beat butter with an
electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Add sugar; beat until combined. Beat in egg and almond
extract. Add flour mixture; beat until combined.
2. Divide dough into four equal portions. Form each
portion into a 12 inch long roll. Place two rolls 4 to 5
inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using your
hands, flatten each roll until it is 3 inches wide. Repeat
with remaining rolls on another cookie sheet.
Brush flattened rolls with milk and sprinkle with almonds.
Bake one sheet at a time in preheated oven for 12 to 15
minutes or until edges are lightly browned.While still warm,
slice diagonally into 1-inch-wide pieces. Transfer to wire
racks to cool. Drizzle with Almond Icing.
Almond Icing: In a small mixing bowl stir together
1 c sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp almond extract, and
enough milk (3-4 tsp) to make an icing of drizzling
To Store: Place in layers separated by waxed paper
in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temp.
up to 3 days or freeze undecorated cookies for up to 3
months. Thaw cookies, then drizzle.

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15 minutes
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A recent Dad favorite!




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