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Almond Shortbread Bars

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Servings: 30
Categories: Bars / Cookies / Desserts

2  c  All-purpose flour
1  c  Sugar
1  c  Butter
1    Egg, separated
1/4  t  Almond extract
1  T  Water
1/2  c  Chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 15 X 10 X 1 inch jelly-roll pan. In large mixer bowl, combine flour, sugar, butter, egg yolk and almond extract. Beat at low speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl often, until particles are fine, 2 to 3 minutes. Press on bottom of prepared 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 in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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