Scandinavian Almond Bars Recipe
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- ¼ cup milk
step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
step 2: In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and almond extract; mix until fluffy. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
step 3: Divide dough into 4 pieces, and roll each one into a log about 12 inches long. Place 2 logs per cookie sheet 4 to 5 inches apart. Flatten each roll by hand until it is about 3 inches wide. Brush flattened roll with milk and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
step 4: Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. While the cookies are still warm, cut them crosswise at a diagonal, into slices about 1 inch wide. When cool, drizzle with almond icing.
step 5: Almond icing: In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, almond extract, and milk until smooth. Drizzle over the cookies.