ALMOND CHERRY COOKIE BARS

ALMOND CHERRY COOKIE BARS

This recipe came about because I had almond butter and cherry jam and wanted to make a dessert. These are sweet and chewy and the almond butter gives it a nice almond flavour. Definitely great for a weeknight treat.

ALMOND CHERRY COOKIE BARS

ALMOND CHERRY COOKIE BARS

Course Dessert
Servings 8 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup cherry jam

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • In a large bowl, beat the almond butter with an electric mixer. Add egg and mix.
  • Add the sugar, baking powder, vanilla, almond extract and mix well.
  • Add the flour and mix with a spatula until fully incorporated. Then use your hands to mix and crumble the dough.
  • In a square baking dish, put ⅔ of the mixture into the dish and press down evenly.
  • With an offset spatula, spread the cherry jam evenly on top of the cookie base.
  • Then sprinkle the rest of the cookie dough on top evenly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes before cutting into bars.


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