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Dessert Bars

"A bar cookie using just five ingredients You can dust with confectioners' sugar if you like."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 405 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 - 1 inch squares)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the egg yolks. Gradually mix in the flour to form a dough. With lightly floured hands, press half of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread evenly with raspberry jam. Flatten pieces of the remaining dough and place them over the raspberry layer to cover the top.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly golden. Cool slightly before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 405 calories; 19.5 g fat; 55.7 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 90 mg cholesterol; 133 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I love this recipe! I like to make big batches of cookies at a time and freeze them, and these freeze really well. I doubled the recipe and used an 11 x 17 jelly roll pan. I also have used di...

Most helpful critical review

These bars came out inedibly greasy. They also required more than twice the baking time stated in the recipe. Sorry.

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I love this recipe! I like to make big batches of cookies at a time and freeze them, and these freeze really well. I doubled the recipe and used an 11 x 17 jelly roll pan. I also have used di...

Cut this recipe in half and use an 8 x 8 pan. I made a batch and took them to work. Two co-workers asked for the recipe. You can use seedless jam, or preserves, and still have a good result. ...

I love recipes that are simple, quick and delicious. These bars are perfect when you want an extra special bar cookie. When I made these I actually added an extra cup of butter for more richne...

I took this to a pot-luck last night, and it was well recieved. The dough is quite rich, and the jam inside is a nice surprise. It was far from completely baked at 30 minutes. We left it in t...

These bars came out inedibly greasy. They also required more than twice the baking time stated in the recipe. Sorry.

I can always count on Allrecipes.com!! I went to a party and the baker of these bar cookies would not give up the recipe....I have given several of mine & I thought there would be a trade. How...

I had a little trouble putting the extra batter on top of the jam, but overall these were delicious! Handy recipe too, with very few ingredients.

I followed the recipe to a t and I did not care for it. Was a batter not a dough and would not get done even after an hour.

Very easy and very yummy! I love that it has so few ingredients!