Scandinavian Almond Bars

Recipe by Katra Diesel
READY IN: 27mins




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