Festive Almond Blondies Recipe
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Festive Almond Blondies Recipe

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Short on time during the holiday season? Mix up the dough for almond blondies and pop them in the oven. To add Christmas color, I sprinkle on red and green sugar before baking.—Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unblanched almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons each red and green colored sugars

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
  2. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with almonds, cinnamon and sugars. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.
Freeze option: Freeze bars, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
Originally published as Festive Almond Blondies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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