Rating: 3.93 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3

Wonderful buttery bar cookie!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition, then stir in the almond extract. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Turn into a greased 15x10x1 inch jelly roll pan and spread evenly to edges.

  • Sprinkle a mixture of almonds and cinnamon over batter, then sprinkle with a mixture of red and green sugars.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cut into bars while still warm.

Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 13.7g; fat 5.7g; cholesterol 23.2mg; sodium 99.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
Rich and festive looking Christmas bar. Easier than other Christmas bar recipes as it is in the one-layer brownie type bar cookie family. Also a nice alternative/addition to spice cookies as the primary flavor is almond with just a hint of cinnamon. Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2006
I made this easy recipe today and it was disappointing. I agree that it has a dry cakelike texture and not a lot of flavor. I would not make them again. Read More
(7)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
Rich and festive looking Christmas bar. Easier than other Christmas bar recipes as it is in the one-layer brownie type bar cookie family. Also a nice alternative/addition to spice cookies as the primary flavor is almond with just a hint of cinnamon. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
I really like the flavor of these cookies. They are a wonderful combination of flavors of almond butter and cinnamon. I tried this recipe for a cookie exchange and they were a big hit. They are also very quick and easy to make. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
Used for a cookie exchange (made a lot & easy). I had my doubts while spreading out in pan. But it evened out and puffed up beautifully. Very fragrant and buttery. Got a lot of compliments and remarks on them. I will keep this recipe for next year. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2004
The 15x10x1 pan is for the 60 serving receipe. I was surprised that this cookie turned out to be a cake! I toasted the almonds and added to my batter also I added the cinnamon to my batter. I was pleased with my version of the recipe. Also baking time is 25-30 minutes as this is a batter. Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2006
I made this easy recipe today and it was disappointing. I agree that it has a dry cakelike texture and not a lot of flavor. I would not make them again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
they're great I loved them fun to make as well as easy Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2006
I would definitely classify this as a cake rather than a cookie recipe but regardless the texture was AMAZING. It was wonderfully light and fluffy and I liked the flavor better than most cakes because it was not too sweet. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
01/02/2004
This cookie was not very good. It was hard to spread out in the pan. This cookie was too dry & too crumbly. I will not be making this cookie again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
This recipe was a huge hit with my family Read More
(5)