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ALMOND BAR COOKIES

Almond lovers will love these simple bar cookies. An almond shortbread cookie is topped with slivered almonds and baked for a buttery cookie with a crunch.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 - 30 bars
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/2 cup almond paste
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9x2” baking dish with parchment paper so that it runs up and over the long sides. This will enable you to pick up the cookies once they are cooked and place on a cutting board to cut cleanly.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Separate the egg and add the egg yolk and almond paste to the creamed mixture continuing to beat until well blended. Beat in flour.
  4. Spread mixture evenly into prepared baking pan. Whisk egg white until foamy and brush over entire surface of dough.
  5. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of egg whites.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool on wire rack. Lift out of pan and cut into 2” squares or 2×3” rectangles.
  8. Store in airtight container.