Monday, February 02, 2009

Almond Bars



Almond Bars

Crust:

1 ¼ c. flour

¼ c. sugar

dash salt

½ c. butter, cold

Filling:

3 Tbl. soft butter

½ c. sugar

1 egg

½ tsp. almond extract

½ c. blanched almonds, ground

1 Tbl. flour

Glaze:

3 Tbl. butter

¼ c. sugar

½ c. blanched almonds, sliced

1 Tbl. flour

2 tsp. milk

½ tsp. almond extract

Crust: Cut butter into dry ingredients. Pat into 9 x 13 pan.

Filling: In processor, grind almonds with flour. Cream butter and sugar till fluffy, add egg and extract. Stir in almond/flour mixture. Pour over crust. On Lowest Rack : Bake 350 degrees till golden - 25 minutes.

Glaze: Stir all topping ingredients in small saucepan and heat over low till blended. Spread over hot cookies and broil 6 inches from heat till glaze is golden, about 3 minutes.

Cool in pan on rack. Cut into bars.

48 bars

Mmm, I have made these cookies two times this week already! Oink! They are a bit tricky, spreading the filling over the uncooked crust so patience and a light hand must prevail! Enjoy!



3 comments:

june jaynes said...

why did camille not arrive this morning with a sack full of these and the slumdog millionaire soundtrack?

i'm not coming home until summer.

Artfully Yours said...

Sorry Bubba June!
Soon.....
Love you!

Annie said...

Love them. I wish you were my neighbor. I would be stopping by to "borrow some sugar" and get some of those delicious sounding bars.