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Chocolate Almond Bars

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Ingredients
  Butter 18 Tablespoon, softened (250 Gram)
  Powdered sugar 150 Gram, sifted (1 Cup)
  Eggs 2
  Milk 3 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 1
  All-purpose flour 520 Gram, sifted (3 1/2 Cup)
  Chopped almonds 200 Gram (1 3/4 Cup)
  Semi-sweet chocolate 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Toasted slivered almonds 200 Gram (1 3/4 Cup)
Directions

To make cookie dough, beat butter, powdered sugar, eggs, milk and lemon peel in a large bowl.
Knead flour and almonds into butter mixture to make a dough.
On a floured surface, roll half the dough into a long thin rope, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.
Flatten rope to give a strip of dough about 1-1/2 inches (3.5 cm) wide.
Repeat with remaining half of dough.
Wrap in foil or plastic wrap.
Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
Grease baking sheets.
Cut strips of dough into pieces, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) long.
Place cookies on greased baking sheets.
Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool slilghtly on baking sheets then transfer to a rack with a spatula to cool completely.
To make topping, melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat.
Spread chocolate thickly over cooled cookies.
While chocolate is soft, sprinkle with almonds.
Store in an airtight container when chocolate has set.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Everyday

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