Almond Bars

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

I make these every Christmas for the cookie tray that I always have well stocked for our family's annual Christmas party. This is such a simple recipe with a few common ingredients that most people always have on hand in their kitchen pantry. And it produces such a wonderful bar cookie with a delectible almond taste. It's the perfect cookie for any cookie exchange or potluck gathering.


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Serves:

36 bar cookies

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4
eggs
2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
butter, melted (no substitutes)
2 c
all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp
almond extract
1 c
sliced almonds (increase or decrease as desired)
1/2 c
confectioners sugar (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly butter 13x9-inch baking dish; set aside.
2
Beat together the eggs and sugar until lemon-colored. Add the butter, flour, and almond extract; mix well.
3
Spread the batter in an even layer in the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle the top with the sliced almonds.
4
Bake at 325° for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
5
Remove pan from the oven and dust the top with a light sprinkling of confectioner's sugar, if you wish. Leave cookies in the pan to cool completely.
6
When cooled, cut into bars. (I usually cut 9 vertical rows and 4 horizontal rows, to get 36 bar cookies.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Spanish
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy