Prep 25 mins
Cook 12 mins
These are bar cookies, sprinkled with almonds, cinnamon and red and green sugar.
- 2⁄3 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 2⁄3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped unblanched whole almonds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons red sugar crystals
- 2 teaspoons green sugar crystals
- Cream butter with extract; add brown sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
- Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together; add in thirds to creamed mixture, mixing until blended after each addition. Turn into a greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly roll pan and spread evenly to edges.
- Sprinkle a mixture of almonds and cinnamon over batter, then sprinkle with a mixture of red and green sugar.
- Bake at 375°F 10 to 12 minutes.
- Cut into bars while still warm. About 5 dozen cookies.
- Canadian Family Cookbook.
I made these cookies for our Christmas Party. Folks loved them and were intrigued by the somewhat different flavor and pretty appearance. So many recipes call for pecans on top, so the almonds set this apart. I used whole natural almonds that I ground in my Cuisinart. The sprinkling of cinnamon and sugars made this a crowd pleaser. To top it off, this recipe was easy to make! I'll enjoy making these again!
I had to bake a festive recipe from Belgium and this on worked well and was quite tasty. It was quite simple to make after I got the almond extract. I wish there was information on why they eat these at Christmas, but otherwise it was perfect.
I wanted to try something new this year for Christmas desserts to pass out to my family. This recipe was very simple but very delicious. My mother (who absolutely hates to try anything new) loves these cookies so much she even asked me for the recipe.