Almond Toffee Bar Cookies

I have but one word for these.  DELICIOUS.
Every once in a while I get a yen for a good bar cookie.  Today was such a day!  These are almost a brown sugar short bread with melted chocolate chips as a topper and sliced almonds.  Now what doesn't sound good about this? AND they sure didn't stay around very long either!

Two dozen Almond Toffee bar cookies gone just like that! 
Ingredients for Almond Toffee Bar Cookies:

1 C. soft butter
1 C. packed dark brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt
2 C. flour
1 1/2 C. chocolate chips
1/4 C. sliced almonds

Butter a 9" x 13" pan and set it aside.  Preheat the oven to 350  degrees F.

Use a large bowl and beat altogether the butter, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until creamy.  Add the salt and flour.  Combine until a thick batter draws together into a ball.  Pat evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.  I put my hand into a plastic bag and just pat it out with my covered fingers evenly.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Remove from the hot oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate across the top of the cookie.  Place the pan back in the oven for 3 minutes.  Remove from the oven and spread the melted chocolate with an off set spatula.

These would be good with toasted pecans too!
Sprinkle with the sliced almonds while the chocolate is still melted and set aside for it to cool and harden.  Cut into bars with a thin bladed knife and serve.  Yield 24 bar cookies.


Myrna said...

Look good! I have made them but put pecans on the top. I like the idea of the almonds. I think I will give them a try tomorrow. Hope everyone is good there.

Diane Cosby said...

Thanks Myrna. Ok here thanks! Lots more to do than usual. (Either that or I am getting old and way slower!).