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[The Cookie Elf] Almond Shortbread Bars – Easy Layer Bar Recipe
January 07, 2020
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

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Cookie Recipe of the Week: Almond Shortbread Bars - Easy Layer Bar Recipe

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In honor of National Shortbread Day (January 6), this week The Cookie Elf recommends Almond Shortbread Bars.

A variation of classic shortbread recipe, Almond Shortbread Bars follows the time-honored ratio for this cookie’s traditional three key ingredients: one part sugar, two parts butter, and three parts white flour. In this version, a shortbread crust is topped with a yummy syrup and nut layer flavored with almonds.

Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Bake time: 30 minutes, divided
Cool time: 60+ minutes
Makes about 25 squares

Get the full recipe for Almond Shortbread Bars …and check out our Shortbread Pinterest board for more fun and easy shortbread ideas.

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Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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