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Raspberry Delights

These attractive bars have a rich buttery crust holding the sweet jam topping. They're a big favorite on my Christmas cookie trays.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarsely ground pecans
  • 1 cup raspberry jam

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in the pecans.
  • Spread half into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Top with jam. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over jam.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

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  • bakeitright
    Jul 8, 2013

    I would love to make these they sound great but what can I use in place of the nuts?

  • vienne
    Feb 20, 2013

    Throwing out my other recipes for raspberry bars...these are heaven! I used real butter and it made for a delicious crust.

  • glitterchatter
    Jan 1, 2013

    Beyond excellent cookie! I've made these several times, have added this recipe to my must-do-for-Christmas-each-year list, and have been repeatedly asked for the recipe.One time I had enough raspberry jam for only half the pan, so I used apricot-pineapple on the other half... the presentation of the two different colored cookies looked great. Super easy to assemble, rich taste, pretty cookie...you gotta make this one!

  • Pinky50
    Mar 6, 2011

     I've made these with apricot, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry and pineapple jam/simply fruit, and fruit preserves -- all Smuckers, and get asked for the recipe each and every time.  I have some peach preserves tucked away right now to try next.  These are delicious!

  • Jendoug2
    Mar 6, 2011

    I did not use the pecans, and I also used strawberry jam. Had to cook longer than directed. My husband and I loved them very much! Will make agian!

  • mybugisgreen
    Feb 20, 2011

    This was my first experience making a bar cookie, and my first experience using jam in a cookie. I used Smuckers Simply Fruit. I really like these. They are very tasty. I wish I had used a little less jam than I did, because the cookie part tastes so good that the jam takes away from it. I also liked that I could put all of the cookies in one pan and bake them once, rather than having to bake them in batches. I put a layer of parchment paper down in the pan, which slid out very easily, and made slicing the pieces much easier.carriescookiecountdown.blogspot.com