Simple and sweet, these cookies are ready fast....just perfect for a Monday morning after a busy weekend.
Sweet Almond Squares
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cups coarsely chopped almonds
1 3/4 cups flour
1. Preheat the oven to 325. Sift the almonds, baking powder and flour and set aside. In another bowl, combine the butter and sugar and beat for 3 minutes. Add the egg and almond extract. Slowly mix in the flour mixture.
2. Divide the dough into four equal portions. Make a long snake out of each portion about 12 inches long and place on a cookie sheet. Pat the 'snake' until it's about 4 inches wide. Repeat with remaining portions.
3. Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. After you take them out of the oven while they are still hot, run a knife down lengthwise, splitting each portion in half. Then, cut horizontally to make squares. Cool completely.