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Almond Bars

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (blanched)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Egg yolk 1
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (sifted)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon peel 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Egg white 1 , slightly beaten
Directions

Combine the sugar and almonds.
Remove and set aside 1/2 cup.
Cream the shortening with the remaining sugar-almond mixture.
Beat in the egg, then the egg yolk; beat well.
Add the flour, lemon juice, and peel; mix thoroughly.
Spread the mixture in a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
Brush the top with the egg white.
Sprinkle with the reserved sugar-almond mixture.
Bake in a 325° oven for 30 minutes.
Cool slightly, then cut into 2 x 1-inch bars.
Cool completely before removing from the pan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Party

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