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Ingredients

 

Almond Shortbread (1 1/2 times recipe for a rectangular baking pan or just 1 for a square baking pan)

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup almond
  • 2 stick butter
  • 1 tsp salt

Almond Cream (1 1/2 times recipe for a rectangular baking pan or just 1 for a square baking pan)

  • 6 tbsp butter (room temp.)
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp almond extract

Nutritional information

Calories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 4gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 35IUCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 12 people

For the Almond Cream

  • I normally like to double this recipe which gives me extra lying around so I can make other baked items with it, but you don't have to for this recipe
    Place almond meal and sugar in a food processor and puree for 30 seconds.  Then while the machine is running add the butter a tbsp. at a time.  Once all the butter is in add the eggs again while the machine is running.  
    You can stop to scrape the sides if there are any clumps but once the eggs have been added you should have a really smooth and creamy almond cream.  Finish with both the vanilla and almond extract.  
    almond shortbread

For the Almond Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350.
    Place butter, salt, and sugar in a stand mixer and cream together for 2 minutes.  Add flours in three parts to the mixer until the mixture just comes together.  Take half the shortbread dough and roll out and press into a rectangular baking pan (should be 1/4 inch thick or less. 
    Then add all of the almond cream on top of the shortbread dough. Take the second half of the almond shortbread dough, roll out and place on top of the almond cream. Place almonds on top and place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes until just golden brown. 
    Let stand for a few minutes and then cut into squares.  Set aside until ready to serve.
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