These amazing bars have all the taste of the linzer cookies all in one pan! Nope they don''t look as pretty but everyone is going to want the recipe. I can''t tell you how many times someone asks for this one after they taste these! They smell great cooking too. What can be easier?
1 1/3 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 extra large egg
1 tablespoon almond flavoring
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups ground pistachios or almonds
1 teaspoon lemon peel
1 cup raspberry seedless preserves or other favorite preserves ( I have used peach, strawberry or blueberry they all work great with this crust!)
In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar till light and fluffy. Beat in egg, lemon peel. Stir in the flour, and ground nuts. Spread 2 cups of dough onto a parchment lined 13x9 pan. Spread with the raspberry preserves.
+claudia lamascolo Author