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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!
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Chocolate Ganache Almond Sugar Cookie Bars

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 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Set Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 342kcal

Ingredients

Almond Sugar Cookie Bars

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted and finely chopped

Chocolate Ganache

  • 4 oz high-quality dark or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Flaky sea salt and additional toasted almonds for topping

Instructions

  • 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.

Chocolate Ganache

  • 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.6g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10.6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 23.9g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg