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Scandinavian Almond Bars

Scandinavian Almond Bars - OBee Credit Union in Olympia Wa



  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract 
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
  • Almond icing

Almond icing ingredients:

  • 1 cup sifted powder sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-4 teaspoons milk

Almond Bar Directions:

  1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt
  2. In a mixer bowl beat butter or margarine until softened
  3. Add sugar and beat until fluffy
  4. Add egg and almond extract and beat well
  5. Add flour mixture and beat until well mixed
  6. Divide dough into fourths
  7. Form each into a 12-inch roll
  8. Place two rolls 4-5 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet
  9. Flatten until 3 inches wide
  10. Repeat with remaining rolls
  11. Brush flattened rolls with milk and sprinkle with almonds.
  12. Bake in a 325 oven for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned
  13. While cookies are still warm, cut them crosswise diagonally into 1 inch strips
  14. Cool, drizzle with almond icing


Icing directions:

Stir together one cup sifted powder sugar, ¼ teaspoon almond extract and enough milk (3-4 teaspoons) to make icing of drizzling consistency.

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