December 14, 2008

Scandinavian Almond Bars


One year I went to a bake and take cookie class and this recipe was one of the cookies they had. Now they are a staple on my holiday cookie tray, they are SO good! Maybe it's because I'm Norwegian and Danish, but even if you don't have a Scandinavian heritage, you have to try them.


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. almond extract
milk
1/2 c. sliced almonds, coarsely chopped


Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large mixer bowl, beat butter or margarine til softened. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg and almond extract and beat well. Add flour mixture and beat til well mixed.


Divid dough into fourths. Form each into a 12 in. roll. Place 2 rolls 4-5 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten til 3 inches wide. Repeat with remaining rolls.
Brush flattened rolls with milk and sprinkle with almonds bake in a 325 oven for 12-14 minutes or til edges are lightly browned. While bars are still warm, cut them crosswise at a diagonal into 1 inch strips. Cool. Drizzle with almond icing.


Almond Icing:
Stir together one cup sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. almond extract and enough milk (about 3-4 tsp.) to make icing of drizzling consistency.




19 comments:

Pigma said...
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Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Sounds yummy!

The Daily Dish said...

Wow, those look awesome! I might have to add those to my cookie baking this week.

The Daily Dish said...

I also wanted you to know that I will be including a link to your Scandinavian Almond Bars in my Monday Recipe Madness post tomorrow. It will go up fairly early in the morning.

Dee said...

I love sampling goodies from other parts of the world!

Melinda said...

Oh my word, those sound delicious! I love anything that uses almond extract. I will definitely have to try these. Thanks for the recipe.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Yum!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

those look fab!

Veronica Lee said...

This looks sooooo gooood !

Leah said...

Looks like I have something to do today...

The Happy Mom said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone, I hope you do get a chance to try them, they're wonderful.

And thanks for adding my recipe to The Daily Dish, that's so cool!

I can't wait to check it out! :)

Who am I? said...

These look SO good! I've been to Norway a couple of times, so I may make these for nostalgia sake.

1momof5 said...

Visiting from SITS. Love your blog, and your recipes look amazing! Yum!

sandy said...

They really sound delicious! I love almonds!

Joanne said...

Oh those sound yummy. I will definitely have to try to make those.

I wandered over to your blog from SITS.

ScrapCandy.com said...

Wow - those sound delish. I'll have to try them as part of our Christmas dessert.

Thanks!
Tracy

Cindy said...

Mmm, these sound sooo good! I happen to have some almond extract AND almonds so I need to give these a try.

Thanks for posting the recipe!

Megryansmom said...

Mmmmmmm and then shove the whole tray in your mouth

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Who am I? said...

Hi again! Made these yesterday and they are so easy and really delicious! I am putting them in my little packages for my neighbors. Thanks! :)