Elegant Almond Bars (Cookie Mix)

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READY IN: 2hrs 55mins
Recipe by Mom2Rose

Source: Betty Crocker NOTE: Cookie mix used is 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms.
  3. Spread in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. B.
  4. ake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat almond paste, sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter with electric mixer on low speed until blended.
  6. Add 2 eggs; beat until well blended (mixture may be slightly lumpy).
  7. Spread almond paste mixture over partially baked base.
  8. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup almonds.
  9. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until filling is set (filling will puff up during baking).
  10. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  11. In 1-quart heavy saucepan, melt white chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  12. Pour and spread over cooled bars.
  13. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup almonds.
  14. Let stand about 30 minutes or until topping is set.
  15. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
  16. Store covered at room temperature.

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