Geometry Lesson for the day: How many degrees of each angle in a triangle (equilateral)? How many almonds in an equilateral Toffee Triangle? Crunchy almonds, chewy middle and a sweet bar base are the variables that make this cookie delicious.
Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup butter, cut into pieces, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup light or dark corn syrup, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, butter, sugar and salt until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly and evenly into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes or until goldlen brown. Remove from oven and prepare topping as follows: In medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in almonds and vanilla. Pour over hot crust; spread evenly. Pop back into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes longer and until set and golden. Cool completely on wire rack.
Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares then cut each square in half diagonally to create triangles. Makes 4 dozen triangles. (Treasury of Holiday cookies, published by Publications International, Ltd, Lincolnwood, IL, in 1994).