Almond Shortbread Bars
A tender shortbread bar topped with finely chopped almonds.
2/3 cup Butter Flavor Crisco shortening
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, separated
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon water
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
- Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Grease 8x8-inch pan. Set aside.
- In medium mixing bowl cream Butter Flavor Crisco, sugar, egg yolk, milk and almond extract. Mix in flour. Press evenly in prepared pan.
- Add water to egg white in small mixing bowl. Beat until foamy. Brush over dough surface. Sprinkle with almonds, pressing nuts down slightly with fingertips.
- Bake at 350ºF (175ºC) for 18 to 20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
- Cut into 12 bars.
Makes 12 bars.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Crisco®, registered trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company.