Raspberry preserves and almonds star in the these bar cookies. The almonds put in a flavorful appearance in both the buttery crust and the crumb topping.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
bake:
22 mins
total:
37 mins
Yield:
24 bars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Stir together flour, baking powder and salt on parchment or waxed paper.

  • Whirl almonds in food processor until finely ground. Add butter and vanilla. Whirl until well blended. Add flour mixture and the sugar. Whirl to mix. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture for topping. Add egg to remaining flour mixture in container of food processor. Whirl until well combined and dough forms. Press dough over bottom of prepared pan.

  • Bake in 375 degree F oven 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; cool slightly.

  • Spread raspberry preserves over dough. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture in diagonal strips across top.

  • Bake 12 minutes more or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars to serve.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 24mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 24g; protein 3g; sodium 70mg.
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