Almond Shortbread Bars

Course : Bars
Serves: 1
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter -- softened
1 large egg -- separated
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup almonds -- chopped

Preparation / Directions:

Heat oven to 350. In large mixer bowl, combine flour, sugar, butter, egg yolk and almond extract. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until particles are fine, 2-3 minutes. Press on bottom of greased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. In small bowl, beat egg white and water until frothy; brush on dough. Sprinkle nuts over top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen bars.

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