I like bar cookies, because I think the rectangular shapes help to make any cookie tin look more visually appealing. This cookie would make a tasty addition to any cookie collection.
Brown Sugar-Almond Bars
Ingredients: 1 cup butter; 6 tablespoons butter; 1 cup confectioner’s sugar; 2 cups flour; 1 cup brown sugar; 2 tablespoons water; 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice; 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
Baking: Grease 13 by 9 inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream 1 cup butter and confectioner’s sugar. Add flour and mix well. Pat mixture into pan. Bake 15 minutes, until light golden color. Remove and allow to cool.
In a saucepan, melt the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter. Add brown sugar, water, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in almonds and vanilla. Spread almond mixture over crust. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Cool until warm, then cut into bars.