Scandinavian Almond Bars, Day 5

Today's recipe is yet another one I got from Pinterest.  The original source is this recipe.  Can you tell I love Pinterest??

This recipe is really awesome not just because I am Scandinavian, but because it makes a TON of really delicious cookies.  If you love almonds and cookies that aren't super sweet than this is a recipe for you!


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds

1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3-4 teaspoons milk


Preheat oven to 325°.

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl beat the butter till softened.  Add the sugar and beat till fluffy.  Add the egg and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract and beat well.  Add the flour mixture and beat till well mixed.

Divide the dough into fourths, form each portion into a 12 inch roll.  Place 2 of the rolls 4 to 5-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten each roll till it is about 3 inches wide.  Repeat with the remaining rolls.  Brush each flattened roll with milk and sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of almonds each.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or till edges are lightly brown.

While still warm, cut crosswise on the diagonal into 1 inch strips.  Cool completely on a wire rack.

Stir together the powdered sugar, the almond extract and enough of the milk to make a drizzling consistency.  Drizzle the icing over the cool bars.

Happy Baking and Merry Christmas!

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