Almond Shortbread Bar Cookies

2 cups Flour
1 cups White sugar
1 cups Softened butter
1 eggs (separated)
1/4 teaspoons almond extract
1 tablespoons water
1/2 cups Chopped almonds

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, butter, sugar, egg yolk and the almond extract. Beat on low speed til a fine texture, should be about 2 to 3 min. Press mixture onto the bottom of a well-greased 15″ x 10″ x 1″ jelly roll pan. In another bowl, beat the egg white with water until frothy and use a pastry brush to brush onto dough. Sprinkle the almonds over the top. Bake for 15-20 min, or til very light golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing into bars. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookie bars.

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