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Marzipan Bars

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Servings: 36
Categories: Bars / Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  C and H Powdered Sugar, - unsifted
1 1/2  cups  Blanched almonds, ground
  (2  cups)
1    Egg white
2  tablespoons  Water
2  cups  All-purpose flour
2  teaspoons  Baking powder
1/2  cup  C and H Powdered Sugar, - unsifted
1  cup  Butter or margarine
1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla
1    Egg

Filling: Combine sugar and ground almonds and mix thoroughly. Add egg white and mix. Stir in water to thick consistency. Set aside. Crust: Combine flour, baking powder and sugar. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry blender until evenly distributed. Mix vanilla with egg; stir into flour mixture. Set aside 3/4 cup dough. Press remaining dough evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Spread marzipan over dough. Form remaining dough into 1/2-inch strips and arrange in large lattice pattern over filling. Bake in 350-degree oven 35 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into 36 bars (about 2-inches by 1-1/2-inches). Reprinted with permission from: Powdered Sugar Cookies from the C and H Sugar Kitchen by Jean Porter Electronic format by Karen Mintzias

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