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Almond Shortbread Bars

Almond Shortbread BarsA tender shortbread bar topped with finely chopped almonds.

Recipe Ingredients:

2/3 cup Butter Flavor Crisco shortening
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, separated
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon water
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Grease 8x8-inch pan. Set aside.
  2. In medium mixing bowl cream Butter Flavor Crisco, sugar, egg yolk, milk and almond extract. Mix in flour. Press evenly in prepared pan.
  3. Add water to egg white in small mixing bowl. Beat until foamy. Brush over dough surface. Sprinkle with almonds, pressing nuts down slightly with fingertips.
  4. Bake at 350ºF (175ºC) for 18 to 20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Cut into 12 bars.

Makes 12 bars.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Crisco®, registered trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company.