Lemon- Almond Cookie Brittle

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Lemon- Almond Cookie Brittle

Yield: 2 dozen pieces

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 20 min

We love this unique cookie recipe. Kiddos have fun breaking it into chunks.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 cup coarsely chopped toasted sliced almonds
sifted powdered sugar (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, salt and vanilla; beat till combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in as much as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour, lemon zest, and 1/3 cup of the almonds with a wooden spoon.

3. Press dough evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle remaining almonds over the top; press lightly into the surface.

4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the top is golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Break into chunks.

Tips:

*To freeze, break cooled cookie into chunks. Place in a freezer- safe container, and freeze up to 1 month. To serve, thaw in container at room temperature for 15 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens)