Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Raspberry Squares

I discovered this recipe on a food forum I belong to. Its from my cyber foodie friend Linda and it originated from her mother's friend. It's a tried and true cookie (bar), and an oldie AND goodie. You can find the recipe over at Linda's Blog, How to Cook Like a Wolf. I love her background music, photography, writing, not to mention amazing recipes!

What I love about these squares is that they are not overly sweet.......great with a hot cup of coffee or tea. I usually have all the ingredients on hand as well and they are easy to put together.


2 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar (divided)
2 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks
1 10 oz. jar seedless raspberry jam
4 egg whites
2 cups finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350.
1. Cream together the butter,yolks, and 1/2 cup of sugar. Add flour and salt and knead with fingers. Pat dough into a greased 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 by 1" jelly roll pan.
2. Bake at 350* 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.
3. Remove from oven and spread with raspberry jam.
4. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold in remaining 1 cup sugar
and nuts. Gently spread on top of jam. Bake for 25 minutes. Cut into bars while still warm.

check out this vintage sifter!

Ready for first bake