"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Scandinavian Almond Bars Recipe

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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
1/4 tsp salt.
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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A recent Dad favorite!




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