Walnut linzer bars

Yield: 20 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Butter, softened
¾ cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Lemon peel, grated
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 cups Flour
1 cup Walnuts, ground
1 cup Raspberry or apricot jam
Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 325°. Spray or grease a 9 in square baking dish. Combine butter, sugar, egg, cinnamon, lemon peel, cloves, and salt, beat until light and fluffy. Add flour and walnuts, mix well. Set aside ¾ cups dough for lattice top. Press remaining dough into greased pan. spread with jam. Out of the ¾ cup dough make pencil shaped strips by rolling on floured board with palms of hands. Arrange strips in lattice over jam. Bake at 325° for about 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Cut into bars. 20 bars.

NOTES : Jam filled treats with pretty lattice tops, a cookie version of the famous Linzer tortes from the city of Linz, Austria.

Recipe by: Diamond Walnut Collection Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by LVFG53A@... (MRS IRA M DENNIS) on Feb 22, 1997.

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