Toasted almonds and lemon are a delicious combo. The brittle adds yummy texture.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 brittle pieces
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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). Spread almonds onto a baking sheet. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

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  • Bake almonds in the preheated oven until toasted and fragrant, 7 to 8 minutes. Chop almonds.

  • Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. Add white sugar, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and salt; beat until well combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Stir flour, lemon zest, and 1/2 cup almonds into creamed butter mixture until dough is combined.

  • Press dough evenly into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining almonds over dough, pressing lightly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden, about 20 minutes. Cool brittle in the dish on a wire rack. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar over brittle; break into chunks.

Cook's Notes:

You can alternately set oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for pure convect, if desired. Bake brittle for 18 minutes instead of 20 minutes.

I used Kitchen Aid(R) mixer when adding the flour and lemon zest to butter mixture.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 13.3g 4% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 53.2mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2015
Very nice recipe. We enjoyed it. The only thing I would change on it is use lemon juice instead of the extra as I thought it was odd not to use it since zesting a lemon anyway Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2015
Very nice recipe. We enjoyed it. The only thing I would change on it is use lemon juice instead of the extra as I thought it was odd not to use it since zesting a lemon anyway Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2020
I made two batches. One with the almonds and lemon and one without. As I suspected, the almond/lemon batch was terrible and the one without was superb. Holly Baking use to make a brittle with these ingredients that was so good it was sinful. When they stopped making their cookies, I used the ingredients on their box to find this recipe. I think the almond would still be good to use, but the lemon doesn’t taste good in this style of cookie imho. So this is a wonderful basic recipes to add your own twist to, ie, chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, etc. Read More