Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Somero Family Recipes

Scandinavian Almond Cookies

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Ingredients

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon milk

1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped ICING:

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter;

beat in egg and extract.

Combine dry ingredients;

add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Divide dough into fourths:

roll into 12-in. × 3-in. rectangles 5 in. apart on greased baking sheets.

Brush with milk;

sprinkle with almonds.

Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until firm to the touch and edges are lightly browned.

Cool on pans for 5 minutes, then cut di- • agonally into 1-in. slices.

Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over bars.

Yield: about 4 dozen.

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