CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Pat Brase of Cape Girardeau make scrumptious Scandinavian Almond Bars. They're delicate pastries with a strong almond flavor your family is sure to love.
- ½ cup Butter (softened)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- ½ teaspoon Almond Extract
- 1 ¾ cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
- ½ cup sliced Almonds
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Almond Extract
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons Milk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and almond extract.
Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to creamed mixture a little at a time, mixing well.
Divide dough into fourths. Form each fourth into a 12 x 3 inch rectangles. Place rectangles at least 5 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Brush with milk and sprinkle with almonds.
Bake 18 – 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans for 5 minutes then cut diagonally in 1-inch slices.
Remove slices to wire rack to cool completely.
Combine all ingredients for icing and drizzle over cooled bars.
Recipe makes four dozen Almond Bars.