Flaky, tender, almond flavored shortbread bars are topped with sliced almonds and drizzled with a very light glaze. These bars are the most requested baked good that I make. Luckily, they keep perfectly in the freezer, so I can quadruple the batch and store them until I need them.
I’ve been making Scandinavian Almond Bars for several years now, however a gluten-free version has been my nemesis for over two years. I’ve bombed at least 2 dozen batches of these trying to get the texture just right. It is making me laugh that success finally happened through no brilliance on my own part.
I had planned to try yet another variation, when I realized that I had run out of the flours I planned to use. I simply grabbed the remaining oat flour in the pantry and added it in. The bars were wonderful! Slightly more nutty with the mild flavored oat flour and a tiny bit heartier than their predecessor, these just might trump the original for my own personal favorite.