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Almond sweeties

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 18
Almond sweeties
1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar. Beat in the almond extract and egg yolk. Add the flour and mix thoroughly.

3

Spread the dough evenly into a 9-by-12-inch baking pan.

4

Beat the egg white until frothy, then brush over the dough. Spread the almonds over the top.

5

In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon with the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the almonds.

6

Bake until golden brown on the edges, about 25 minutes. Remove and cool on a rack, then cut into squares.

Adapted from Laurel Gillis.

Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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