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Windmill Cookie Bars Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 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 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-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 near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes; cut into bars. Cool completely. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional 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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krindfleisch User ID: 1643865 34955
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"Love these!"

ebeth2007 User ID: 2951063 76865
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Good but very rich."

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