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Christmas cookies: Almond Delights

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar

4 eggs, separated

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups brown sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together flour and baking powder, and set aside.

Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture. Spread thinly in a greased 15- by 12-inch jelly roll pan. Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven.

Beat 4 egg whites until stiff. Slowly add brown sugar and almond extract. Spread over top of the baked crust. Return to oven and bake an additional 15 minutes to brown the top.

Cut into bars or squares.

Yield: Makes 36 bars.

Freezeworthy: No.

Submitted by Norma Jean Browning Hauer (sent in by daughter Shary Hauer, Clearwater Beach)

Mazzaro's Italian Market

Christmas cookies: Almond Delights 12/02/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 13, 2013 10:36am]

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