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Windmill Cookie Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
When I went to my grandma's house as a child, she was often baking Dutch windmill cookies. Like her cookies, my bars feature crisp slivered almonds.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup slivered almonds


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk. Combine the flour, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Press into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Lightly beat egg white; brush over dough. Sprinkle with almonds.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes; cut into bars. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 266 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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