Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Raspberry Dream Bars


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
2/3 cup raspberry jam

1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
2 eggs
1 tsp. sugar

For dough, cream butter and sugar in large bowl until light and
fluffy. Add egg; beat until well mixed. Stir in flour. Pat dough into
a 13 x 9-inch pan. Spread jam evenly on top.

In a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients; spread carefully over

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool in pan; cut in very small
squares (about 1-inch) as they are very rich.

Makes about 5 dozen.

I found this recipe in a magazine one year when I was searching for a
new recipe for my cookie trays. If my memory serves me correctly, it
was in a McCall's magazine I was looking through in the kitchen of an elderly friend who was cutting up our home-grown pork. I believe I had been banished to the kitchen while she and her brother-in-law were mixing up their "secret" sausage recipe out in her meat cutting area. These cookies are very easy and have been a hit with everyone who has tried them.

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