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Cinnamon Nut Bars

No recipe image available.Cinnamon-scented nuts cover a flaky crust for an easy treat. Try them with afternoon tea or as a holiday delight.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar - divided use
1 cup butter, chilled
3 large eggs
2 1/2 cups chopped nuts
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix flour with 1/2 cup sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles small peas.
  3. In a small bowl, beat one egg and stir into dough until well blended and smooth.
  4. With lightly floured hands, press and flatten dough into bottom of an ungreased jelly roll pan. Bake on bottom rack 12 to 15 minutes or until center is set.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat remaining 2 eggs. Stir in remaining cup sugar along with nuts, cinnamon and salt until well blended. Using a small, wet spatula, spread nut mixture evenly over crust. Return to oven and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool slightly before cutting into bars. Allow to cool in pan then dust with powdered sugar.

Makes 48 bars.