2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp milk
In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and almond extract. Combine flour with baking powder; stir into butter mixture until smooth. Spread into greased 8-inch square cake pan.
Topping: Beat egg with milk; brush over dough. Top with almonds. Bake in 350 F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on rack; cut into bars. Makes 16 bars.
Source: Canadian Living's Best Muffins and More, 1994