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Diamond Almond Bars Recipe

Diamond Almond Bars Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Burd21 User ID: 6261916 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 User ID: 3356506 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 User ID: 3425168 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 User ID: 2703259 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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