Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

This has become a family favorite every year! If I don't make it my whole family teases me. I am sure that your family will love it too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl beat margarine or butter till softened.
  4. Add sugar and beat till fluffy.
  5. Add egg and the 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract and beat well.
  6. Add the flour mixture and beat till well mixed.
  7. Divide the dough into fourths, form each portion into a 12 inch roll.
  8. Place 2 of the rolls 4 to 5-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Flatten each roll till it is about 3 inches wide.
  10. Repeat with the remaining rolls.
  11. Brush each flattened roll with milk and sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of almonds each.
  12. Bake in a 325° oven for 12-14 minutes or till edges are lightly brown.
  13. While still warm, cut crosswise on the diagonal into 1 inch strips.
  14. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  15. Stir together the powdered sugar, the almond extract and enough of the 3-4 teaspoons of milk to make a drizzling consistency.
  16. Drizzle over the cool bars.
Most Helpful

5 5

YUM! I was looking for a unique cookie to take to a cookie exchange and this was a great fit. I found the dough a bit sticky and difficult to shape but once I refrigerated them for a 1/2 hour and perfected my method it worked out great. Make sure you space them out a bit because they do expand. I also waited a few minutes before cutting as I found the cookies too hot right out of the oven. The glaze makes them look and taste even better but they are yummy without it too. Thank you Katra!

5 5

Me again. I just had to try this again, but I did two variations. I put chocolate chips on top of one batch. Didn't impress me, but some liked it. For the other, I used lemon extract with almonds on top. After baking, I added minced candied lemon (#116131)and lemon drizzle. Lighter tasting cookie for another set of taste buds.

5 5

Outstanding. Super easy, beautiful and beyond yummy. Can't wait to try with coffee! Very almond-y and very much like Dutch Almond Bars I tried in Orange City, IA (a Dutch town!). Thanks for posting, will be making this a regular. ;]