Almond Bars

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
36 bar cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 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)

How to Make Almond Bars

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.)

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About Almond Bars

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




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