These are really rich because of the almond paste, so cut into small squares. They're so delicious--think almond croissant or pastry in a cookie form.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup almond paste
2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup slivered almonds
In a large bowl, cream the butter, almond paste and 2 cups sugar
until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Gradually add
flour just until moistened.
Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with
remaining sugar; top with almonds.
Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares.
Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Recipe and photo via tasteofhome.com