Covered in a rich layer of homemade chocolate ganache, these buttery almond sugar cookie bars are a stunning addition to any cookie tray and SO easy to make!
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Set Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours40minutes
Almond Sugar Cookie Bars
1/2cupsliced almonds, toasted and finely chopped
4ozhigh-quality dark or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2cupheavy whipping cream
Flaky sea salt and additional toasted almonds for topping
Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until completely creamy. Beat in egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract until smooth. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and chopped almonds. Fold flour mixture into liquid until a soft dough forms.
Pat dough into bottom of prepared pan. Prick dough all over with a fork. Bake bars at 350F 20-25 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire cooling rack.
Place chocolate in a large bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, heat cream until it reaches a low simmer. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Whisk ganache until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Immediately pour ganache over cooled sugar cookie bars and smooth top with an offset spatula. Sprinkle top with sea salt and almonds. Let stand at room temperature 1-1/2 to 2 hours until chocolate is set. Slice into squares and serving. Enjoy!