Marzipan bars

Yield: 36 bars

Measure Ingredient
2 cups C and H Powdered Sugar unsifted
1½ cup Blanched almonds, ground
2 cups All-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
½ cup C and H Powdered Sugar unsifted (2 cups)
1 \N Egg white
2 tablespoons Water
1 cup Butter or margarine
½ teaspoon Vanilla
1 \N Egg



Filling: Combine sugar and ground almonds and mix thoroughly. Add egg white and mix. Stir in water to thick consistency. Set aside.

Crust: Combine flour, baking powder and sugar. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry blender until evenly distributed. Mix vanilla with egg; stir into flour mixture. Set aside ¾ cup dough. Press remaining dough evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Spread marzipan over dough. Form remaining dough into ½-inch strips and arrange in large lattice pattern over filling. Bake in 350-degree oven 35 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into 36 bars (about 2-inches by 1-½-inches).

Reprinted with permission from: Powdered Sugar Cookies from the C and H Sugar Kitchen by Jean Porter Electronic format by Karen Mintzias

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