Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup butter , at room temperature (I use half butter, half margarine.)

  2. 2 cups granulated sugar

  3. 4 large eggs

  4. 1 teaspoon salt

  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  6. 5 cups flour

  7. 1/2 cup butter , at room temperature

  8. 1 teaspoon almond extract

  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  10. 1 pinch salt

  11. 4 cups powdered sugar

  12. 5 tablespoons milk

  13. food coloring, if desired

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Bars: In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Mix in vanilla and almond extract.

  2. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt & baking soda. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined.

  3. Spread on a greased, rimmed baking sheet (use a 13 x 18 pan). The dough will be just like cookie dough- heavy & sticky- so it’s best to spray your hands with a little nonstick spray and use them to help mold the dough into the pan.

  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 mins - 15 mins, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean. (I like to slightly under cook mine. I take them out at 10 minutes exactly. They are not brown at all, but I think that they are better this way.).

  5. Cool completely before frosting.

  6. Frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter, vanilla, almond extract and salt.

  7. Add powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) until combined.

  8. add milk & mix until smooth and spreading consistency.

  9. Add a few drops of color, if desired.

  10. Spread over cooled cookie, then cut into bars.


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