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Linzer Bars recipe

This lattice-topped treat is a cookie barversion on the linzer torte, a classic Austrian holiday dessert.

Recipe: Linzer Bars

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened1/2 cup granulated sugar1 large egg1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground cloves2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup ground or finely chopped walnuts1 cup raspberry or apricot jam

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).Grease a 9-inch square baking pan; set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar,egg, lemon peel, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
  • Blend in flour and walnuts. Set asideabout 1/4 of the dough for lattice top.
  • Pat remaining dough into bottom and about1/2-inch up sides of pan. Spread with jam.
  • Make pencil-shaped strips of remainingdough, rolling against a lightly floured surface with palms ofhands.
  • Arrange in lattice pattern over top, pressingends against dough on sides.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly browned.Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars

    Makes 2 dozen small bars.

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