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Czechoslovakian Cookies

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"Spicy bar cookies with a nice crunch of pecans plus the sweetness of a jam filling."
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Ingredients

servings 384
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease one 8 inch square baking dish.
  2. Cream the butter until soft and fluffy. Add the white sugar gradually, until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks.
  3. Sift the cardamom, allspice and flour together. Gradually add it to the butter mixture and stir to combine well. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  4. Spoon 1/2 of the dough into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Top with strawberry jam and cover with the remaining dough.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour or until lightly browned. Cool then cut into 1 1/2 inch sized squares.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 384 calories; 22.8 43.2 3.6 75 111 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I have been making these wonderful cookies for Christmas for the last 15 years. I use low sugar strawberry spread instead of the regular jam. Additionally, from years of trial and error I have f...

Most helpful critical review

Well....this didn't turn out as I thought it would. Easy ingredients. Easy to put together. The batter was stiff when putting in the pan. I followed it to a T. Baked it and it didn't look done. ...

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I have been making these wonderful cookies for Christmas for the last 15 years. I use low sugar strawberry spread instead of the regular jam. Additionally, from years of trial and error I have f...

I made these because my husband's ancestors are Bohemian/Czech. These cookie bars are really better than I thought they would be. I didn't have strawberry jam, so I used blackberry jam. Very ...

My boyfriend is Czech and I made these for him as a surprise. He loved them!

Well....this didn't turn out as I thought it would. Easy ingredients. Easy to put together. The batter was stiff when putting in the pan. I followed it to a T. Baked it and it didn't look done. ...

These are so good! Easy to make, full of wonderful flavor. Don't leave out the cardamom, it really makes a difference. They make great "cereal" bars, especially if you reduce the sugar and us...

My family is of Czech descent and I wanted to bring some of that back into our holiday tradition. These cookies were delicious! I think I will add a litte more jam next time around. These are gr...

Good, it was a nice change of pace from a super-sweet cookies

delish and easy to make