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Raspberry-Filled Walnut Shortbread Bars

A sweet raspberry filling is sandwiched between a crispy crust and a crunchy brown sugar topping in these satisfying snack bars, submitted by field editor Pat Habiger of Spearville, Kansas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine 1-1/4 cups flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Place on a wire rack. Spread jam over hot crust.
  • In a bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Combine baking soda and remaining flour; stir into the egg mixture just until combined. Fold in walnuts. Spoon over jam; spread evenly.
  • Bake 17-20 minutes longer or until golden brown and set. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 222 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • jaelspike
    Jan 30, 2012

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  • shecooksalot
    Aug 26, 2011

    These cookies have a nice sweet taste. They are a little more effort than your average cookie, but I think worth it. The topping is especially good. We didn't have raspberry jam so we substituted strawberry and it was very good.