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Tosca Diamonds

Tosca Diamonds

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  • Makes: 60 servings
  • Yield: 60 bars
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Bake 23 mins

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These cookies are extremely rich, so cut them into small bars. We love the indulgent flourish of the caramel sauce, but the cookies are delicious without it.

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream or whole milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping, warmed

Directions

  1. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Coat foil with cooking spray; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the 2 1/2 cups flour and the powdered sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse, dry crumbs. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust begins to brown. Remove from oven.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan melt the 6 tablespoons butter. Add cream. In a small bowl, combine the 1 cup granulated sugar and the 2 tablespoons flour. Add sugar mixture to the saucepan, stirring to combine. Bring mixture to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium and boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove pan from heat. Stir in sliced almonds and almond extract. Spread over warm crust. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until almond layer begins to bubble and look golden. Place pan on a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. To serve, use foil to lift bars from pan. Use a greased sharp knife to cut bars into diamond shapes. Just before serving, drizzle bars with caramel topping.

Storage

  • Place bars (without caramel topping) in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Drizzle with caramel topping just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Tosca Diamonds)

Servings Per Recipe 60, calcium (mg) 8, pro. (g) 1, Potassium (mg) 19, sugar (g) 7, Fat, total (g) 6, vit. C (mg) 0, iron (mg) 0, cal. (kcal) 98, vit. A (IU) 150, fiber (g) 0, sodium (mg) 45, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Folate (µg) 11, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 3, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 13, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, carb. (g) 12, Niacin (mg) 0

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