Almond Bars

This is probably THE MOST favorite of ALL the cookies I’ve ever made for my family.

Originally from Scandinavia but made every Christmas in our home.

Beat together:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar

Add and mix:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Add and beat until well mixed:

  • 1 3/4 cups flour (can try adding some whole wheat, not more than half)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Divide dough into fourths.  Form each into a 12 inch roll.  Place two rolls 4-5 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten each roll to about 3 inches wide. Repeat for other two rolls.  (Hint:  I’ll flatten the roll with my fingers or a toy rolling pin.)


  • Milk on flattened rolls

Sprinkle generously with:

  • Slivered Almonds.

Bake at 325F for 10-14 minutes until edges start to turn brown.  When the cookies are still warm, cut 1 inch strips on the diagonal.  Cool and Frost. Makes about 48.


  • 1 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • milk – enough to make the frosting ‘drizzle’ on the cookie

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