SCANDINAVIAN ALMOND BARS

There's something approximately that flavoring that is addictive. Carol must make anywhere between 4 and a dozen batches every Christmas. Some years lower back she shared the recipe with me and now i am going to share it with you!

SCANDINAVIAN ALMOND BARS

Scandinavian almond bars also are referred to as almond bark for their skinny consistency. They are also easy to make! The dough is similar to a sugar cookie dough which you roll out right into a 12-inch with the aid of three-inch log.

Before the almond bars move in the oven, they're topped with a mild brushing of milk and a sprinkling of slivered almonds. The almonds add a little crunch and size to the bars even as the milk adds a shiny coat to the pinnacle.


INGREDIENTS :
Almond Bars:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup (218 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 g or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk (or 2% milk)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Icing:
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar siftedA
  • 1-2 tablespoons whole milk for drizzle consistency (or 2% milk)
INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer), beat together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 90 seconds. Add egg and almond extract, and mix until incorporated, scraping down sides when necessary. Gradually add in the flour mixture and beat well.
  4. Divide dough into quarters and form each into a 12-inch log. Place two logs 4-5 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Using a rolling pin, flatten log until 3 inches wide (making a 12-inch by 3-inch rectangle. It doesn't have to be perfect.) 
  5. Brush the two dough rectangles with milk. Sprinkle with almonds and bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Repeat with remaining two logs.
  6. While the bars are baking, prepare the icing. Whisk together the powdered sugar, almond extract and 1 tablespoon of milk. Add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach a drizzle consistency. While the bars are still warm, cut diagonally into one inch strips and drizzle with icing.

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