Diamond Almond Bars Recipe
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Diamond Almond Bars Recipe

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Making these chewy almond bar cookies has been a tradition in our family for generations. They're especially popular at holidaytime. But be sure to freeze several dozen to enjoy into the New Year. —Liz Green, Tamworth, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup blanched sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 64 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 0 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extract. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Beat egg white until foamy; brush over dough. Top with almonds. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over the top.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Cut into diamond-shaped bars. Cool completely. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Diamond Almond Bars in Country Woman December/January 2009, p21

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Burd21 178204
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"These bar cookies came out very dry and crumbly. The flavor was there, but definitely not the texture. I will not be making these again."

baking mama 96906
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"Have made this many times. Very light and tasty, if you love almond flavor, you'll enjoy this cookie."

vikqueen 94026
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"Tasty and easy to make. I would put it in a smaller pan though. They were a little thin. Kind of taste like snickerdoodles."

nanajo1 93947
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2009

"didn't like so much, but made great triangular base for the chocolate mice! went over well"

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