Scandinavian Almond Bars

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These cookies are my family's favorite cookie. They are simple to make, unique and pretty. A wonderful recipe to make for a cookie exchange. Take your recipe along, everyone will want a copy!

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • ¼ cup milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and almond extract; mix until fluffy. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.

  3. Divide dough into 4 pieces, and roll each one into a log about 12 inches long. Place 2 logs per cookie sheet 4 to 5 inches apart. Flatten each roll by hand until it is about 3 inches wide. Brush flattened roll with milk and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

  4. Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. While the cookies are still warm, cut them crosswise at a diagonal, into slices about 1 inch wide. When cool, drizzle with almond icing.

  5. Almond icing: In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, almond extract, and milk until smooth. Drizzle over the cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

68 Calories
3g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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