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Almond Bars

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Ingredients
  Softened butter 200 Gram (3/4 Cup)
  Softened butter 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 120 Gram (2/3 Cup)
  Lemon 1 , grated rind
  Egg yolk 1
  Ground almonds/31/4 cup 180 Gram, unblanched (31/4 Cup)
  Flour/2 cup 270 Gram (2 Cup)
  Raspberry jam/1/2 cup 150 Gram (1/2 Cup)
For the icing
  Semi-sweet chocolate 9 Ounce (Good Quality, 250 Grams)
  Almond halves 45
  Egg white 1 (For Sugar Coating The Almonds)
Directions

Cream the butter with the sugar, lemon rind, and egg yolk; knead in the almonds and flour.
Chill the dough overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. (180°C).
Roll out the dough about 1/8 inch (3-4 mm) thick and cut into rectangles of 1 2/3 x 1 inch (4 1/2 x 2 1/2 cm).
Place on an un-buttered baking sheet and bake about 12 minutes on the center shelf.
Brush half of the bars with the warmed jam and sandwich together in pairs.
Temper the chocolate and dip the upper side of the cookies in the coating.
Dip the almonds first in the egg white, then the sugar and place on the still-soft coaling.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes

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