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



  1. I love these squares....I could eat the whole sheet myself. Nice photo's. Love the vintage sifter but most of all cutie Bo, so adorable. Did he get a piece????

    Thanks for sharing Hilary. :-)))

  2. Thanks Erica....no, Bo does not get any sweets, poor thing has to watch his weight. He does scope out everything on the kitchen floor though:) but yesterday he was chilling in a sunny spot in another room when I took the pic.

  3. Got to sample the squares tonight and they were yummy! HR

  4. Beautiful job Hilary!
    Thanks for the link! I am so happy that you and yours enjoy these as much as we do.

  5. Thanks Helene and Linda! Glad you enjoyed Helene......fun night!

  6. Can't help but smile at that photo of Bo! And beautiful squares~

  7. Thank you Liz....he is a cutie pie.