SCANDINAVIAN ALMOND BARS
1-3/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ cup margarine or butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg ½ teaspoon almond extract Milk ½ cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped 1 cup sifted powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon almond extract 2 to 4 teaspoons milk Stir together flour, baking powder. In a large mixing bowl beat margarine or butter till softened. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg and the ½ teaspoon almond extract and beat well. Add flour mixture and beat until well mixed. Divide the dough into fourths. Form each portion into a 12 inch roll. Place 2 of the rolls 4 to 5 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each roll until it is 3 inches wide. Repeat with the remaining rolls. Brush each flattened roll with a little milk and sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons of the chopped almonds. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. While still warm , cut crosswise at a diagonal into 1 inch strips. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir together the powdered sugar, the ¼ teaspoon almond extract and enough of the 3 to 4 teaspoons milk to make a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over the cooled bars. Makes 48. Donna Dorais. served these cookies at the Tuesday meeting.