Scandinavian Almond Bars Recipe
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Scandinavian Almond Bars Recipe

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Delicate and crisp with a rich butter and almond flavor, these cookies are irresistible—and they look so lovely on a cookie tray! They're a tradition for us and definitely worth the extra effort they require. —Melva Baumer, Millmont, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

2 bars equals 134 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg and extract. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Divide dough into fourths; form into 12-in. x 3-in. rectangles. Place 5 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Brush with milk; sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until firm to the touch and edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans for 5 minutes, then cut diagonally into 1-in. slices. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the confectioner's sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over bars. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Scandinavian Almond Bars in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p29

Nutritional Facts

2 bars equals 134 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

Very easy and yummy,,,they look so pretty

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

I have made this for years and it is one of our family's favorite Christmas cookies that MUST be make! Yummy!

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

Huge hit at church! Everyone loved them!

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Reviewed May. 31, 2011

This is our favorite cookie at Christmas. My family doesn't care if I make anything else as long as there is a steady supply of this recipe. So easy but elegant! YUMMY!

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