Almond Squares II

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Ingredients

1 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup almond paste
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 ounces sliced almonds

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk (reserve egg white), almond paste, and flavoring; beat until well blended.  Stir in flour.

Spread mixture in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.  Beat egg white (at room temperature) until foamy; brush over entire surface of dough, and sprinkle with almonds.  Bake  for 35 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool thoroughly, and cut into 2 inch squares.  Store in airtight containers.