Holiday Almond Bars..

Oh my!
These holiday almond bars are out of this world.
They have a semi moist center, a slight shortbread texture and a totally fabulous almond taste. 
I made these as a test for us to see if they were good and uh, yeah they were.
 I then made them for a Christmas Party and they were a hit. 
I used slivered almonds from Oh! Nuts
They were nice and thin, perfect for this recipe.
Even though the holidays have passed you can make these anytime you like. 

* Exported from MasterCook *

                           Holiday Almond Bars

Recipe By: Cheryl Newendorp
Serving Size: 54    Preparation Time: 15min
Categories: Desserts

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1              cup  butter
  1              cup  almond paste
  2 1/4        cups  sugar -- divided
  2              large  eggs
  1              teaspoon  almond exract
  2              cups  all-purpose flour
 1/2            cup  slivered almonds

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, almond paste and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Beat in eggs and extract. 
  • Gradually add flour just until moistened.
  • Spread into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining sugar; top with almonds.
  • Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack. 
  • Cut into squares.Store in the refrigerator.

  "Taste of Home.com"
  "54 "
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NOTES : Great with a hot cuppa tea or ice cold milk.

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