Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Scandinavian Almond Bars


Scandinavian Almond Bars
1/2 C butter 1 3/4 C flour
1 C white sugar 2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg 1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. almond extract 1/2 C sliced almonds
2 T milk
Cream butter and sugar, add egg and almond extract and mix until fluffy. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Divide dough into 4 pieces and roll each into a 12 inch log. Place 2 logs on a cookie sheet 4-5 inches apart and flatten with hand until it's about 3 inches wide. Brush flattened log with milk and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes until edges are slightly browned. While cookies are still warm, slice diagonally into 1 inch slices. Cool and drizzle with almond icing.
To make icing: stir together 1 C powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. almond extract, and 1/4 C milk until smooth. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

I saw a picture of these bars on Flickr. They looked so delicious, so I searched the name on the net and found this recipe. It is made exactly as it was described and the finished product looked the same as well. I made them with my niece this afternoon to pass the time. The taste is no disappointment either, easy enough to whip up in a few minutes and the ingredients are basic as well.

Recipe from http://www.zionmilaca.org/cookies.html

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