Store-bought candy bars are a thing of the past. Sweeten up your homemade cooking by making your own candy that will taste even better than the prepackaged stuff.
- 2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup Granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
- 1 egg yolk (reserve white)
- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 Egg white, beaten until foamy
- 1 ¾ cups Chopped almonds (6 oz.)
- 1 cup Sifted powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp. Unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tbsp. Hot water
- 1 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 300° with a rack in the center. Line a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan with foil. Coat foil with nonstick spray; set pan aside.
- Using a stand mixer on medium speed, cream 2 sticks butter, granulated sugar, and cinnamon for the dough until mixture is light and fluffy, about ⏰ 5 minutes; beat in egg yolk until well mixed.
- Brush entire egg white over dough. Sprinkle almonds evenly over egg white. Cover again with waxed paper, pressing the almonds into dough; remove waxed paper. Bake dough for 40–45 minutes, until golden brown.
- Whisk powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp. butter, water, and lemon juice in a small bowl until completely smooth. The glaze should be the consistency of heavy cream. As soon as cake is removed from the oven, drizzle glaze unevenly in a thin stream over the top. Glaze will be shiny and transparent. Cool cookies in the pan 10–15 minutes, then carefully lift it from pan using the foil ends (cookies still will be warm). Loosen foil from the edges, then slide the cake onto a cutting board. Cut into bars as above; finish cooling on rack.
- Gradually add flour with the mixer on low speed, scraping bowl with a rubber spatula. Beat mixture just until thoroughly combined; dough will be thick. Drop large spoonful of dough into the prepared pan and spread it to cover the bottom. Cover dough with a large piece of waxed paper, then smooth it with your hand; remove the waxed paper and set dough aside.
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories144
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 4g 20%
- Cholesterol 22mg 8%
- Sodium 3mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Protein 2g 4%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.