Almond Squares

These don't sound like anything special, you say? You won't, after you've tasted them. They are my "special occasion" go-to.

1½ cups flour
3 tb icing sugar
¾ c butter

Mix as for shortbread, put into 9x12 pan and bake 15 minutes at 350F.

4 tb butter
1 c brown sugar
1 c slivered almonds
1 tsp vanilla
½ c cream

Put in double boiler or heavy saucepan and bring to a boil; boil for 3 minutes. 
Remove and pour on baked bottom. 
Bake another 20 minutes.

This recipe came by way of my sister Karen.