A cookie for almond lovers!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk (reserve egg white), almond paste, and flavoring; beat until well blended. Stir in flour.

  • Spread mixture in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Beat egg white (at room temperature) until foamy; brush over entire surface of dough, and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool thoroughly, and cut into 2 inch squares. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

345.4 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 34.1g 11% DV; fat 21.6g 33% DV; cholesterol 56.2mg 19% DV; sodium 116.1mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (68)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
These turned out great and were easy to make. They cut into squares nicely. I also used the almond filling instead of almond paste because it was more affordable. Perhaps the bars are a bit sweeter with the almond pie filling than with the paste but they still turned out very good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/19/2012
Too dry. Think it should call for less flour and less baking time. IF I make this again I would do about 1/2 cup less flour and 5 min less baking time. Read More
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86 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
These turned out great and were easy to make. They cut into squares nicely. I also used the almond filling instead of almond paste because it was more affordable. Perhaps the bars are a bit sweeter with the almond pie filling than with the paste but they still turned out very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2005
I made this to use up left over almond paste from another recipe. It was simple and yummy. I lined my pan with parchment paper 2 inches above the rim to make handles. Then I remove the whole bar when cool and cut on a board. I also drizzled melted chocolate over for the holidays. Seems to freeze well too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
This recipe was so easy and the end result was a perfectly moist almondy shortbread-like bar. They were perfect with a cup of coffee and they were gone in minutes at the husband's work! I did use Almond filling in place of almond paste just because it was more affordable Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2009
I've made this recipe for years and co-workers request it for pot lucks. It's actually in an old Betty Crocker cookbook under "Danish Puff". My recipe calls for pecans instead of almonds which I love. The recipe also calls for adding the 3 eggs all at once and mixing until the dough is smooth and glossy--like cream puff pastry. I changed the frosting a bit since it's the only sweetness. I use 2 to 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar 3 tablespoons butter 2-3 tablespoons of half and half 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon almond extract. I bake my puff at 350 for 50-55 minutes. The puff should expand and collapse after cooling. If the puff does not puff up a little it tends to take on a hard texture which may have happened to a couple of reviewers who did not like the texture. The texture should be soft and slightly custardly in the middle of the puff. It's absolutly devine! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2008
Love almonds! Overall a good recipe; next time I would leave out the almond extract and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
These are very very good. They kind of remind me of biscotti but more moist. I recommend using two eggs rather than one- I did it by accident but I think it gave them a lovely richness. They keep well in the fridge and are excellent when paired with coffee. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2009
Wow these were delicious!! Soooo good and soo easy to make. Love it. The only thing is that a couple members of the family thought that even though they were delish they were a bit heavy on the butter. Maybe will add a little less butter next time. I didn't notice that though. To me they were just perfect! thanks so much for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
I found these very fast to prepare. Baked as directed.I took another reviewers advice and drizzled melted chocolate on top with a pastry bag after I heated some seedless raspberry jam and drizzled that on top of the pre cut bars. These are so delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2003
This was quick easy and delicious! Makes a great brunch bar served with hot chocolate or coffee. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/19/2012
Too dry. Think it should call for less flour and less baking time. IF I make this again I would do about 1/2 cup less flour and 5 min less baking time. Read More
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