Almond Shortbread Bars

My lovely co-worker made these bars and I fell in love with them (hi, Vicki!!). They are so full of almond flavor, which is always a good thing in my book.

Almond Shortbread Bars
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1 cup margarine (butter will also work)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs (reserve 1 tsp)
4 cups flour
50 whole almonds, blanched
2 teaspoons almond extract

1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9×13″ pan.
1. Cream sugar and margarine, then add oil and mix well.
2. Add beaten eggs (minus reserved 2 teaspoons) and almond extract; mix well.
3. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
4. Spread into prepared pan. Brush 2 teaspoons of egg onto the dough and score into 48 squares.
5. Bake for 30 minutes, then cool on a wire rack. Once completely cooled, cut on scored lines.

  • Vicki - December 17, 2010 - 5:11 pm

    Wow Annie – I feel famous just with this one entry!! I can only imagine how fun it is for you to have a whole site:) BTW – I checked out “Bake it in a Cake”…fun!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - December 19, 2010 - 12:42 am

    See, I told you that I’d make you internet famous! :)
    Miss you already!ReplyCancel

  • Rolanda - December 19, 2010 - 1:20 am

    I love almond…hint! See you on Monday! :)
    P.S. Your site is my fav!!ReplyCancel

  • Casey - May 12, 2013 - 10:52 am

    I just made these but left almonds off until after cooking – do you typically put them on beforehand? I suspected they’d burn…ReplyCancel

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