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Almond Cookie Squares

1/3 cup almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. baking powder
1 omega-3 egg, beaten
3 Tbsp. light olive oil

Heat oven to 325°. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine almonds, flour, sugars, cinnamon, and baking powder. Combine egg and oil in a small dish and stir into dry ingredients. Spoon dough into pan and with wet fingertips spread evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove pan from oven and cut cookies into 3x1-inch bars. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12 cookies.

Nutrition Fact per cookie: 109 calories, 6gm fat, 1gm saturated fat, 2gm protein, 13gm carbohydrate, 117mg sodium, 1gm fiber

Instructions for toasting almonds:
Spread slivered, chopped, sliced or whole almonds on an ungreased baking pan. Place in 350° oven for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Watch the oven carefully and do not allow nuts to burn.

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