Shortbread Bar Cookies Recipe

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Shortbread Bar Cookies

Tam D

By
@methodmaven

This recipe is borrowed from the book "Devil's Food Cake Murder", by Joanne Fluke.
Strawberry, raspberry, or cherry would be perfect for Valentine's Day!
And two recipes -- 1 cherry, 1 blueberry -- would be ideal for Independence Day gatherings.


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Serves:

24-32

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 c
flour
3/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 c
butter, softened
1 can(s)
strawberry pie filling, 21 oz.**

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine flour and powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
2
With a pastry blender, cut in the softened butter, til mixture resembles coarse crumbs, or pulse in a food processor.
3
Spread half the mixture into a 9x13" baking dish that has been prepared with food release spray.
(it doesn't say whether or not you should press the mixture, but I think I would)
4
Bake 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are beginning to brown.

Remove the pan to a cooling rack. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
5
Spread the fruit pie filling over the crust.

Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture over the top of the fruit filling, as evenly as possible.

Gently press the top crust down with a metal spatula.
6
Return the pan to the oven, and bake another 30-35 minutes, or until the top crust is lightly golden.

Remove from oven and cool completely to room temp.

Cover the pan and refrigerate the bars until thoroughly chilled.

Cut into brownie-sized pieces. If you wish, garnish with powdered sugar.
7
** You may use another berry filling, such as raspberry or blueberry, or other fruit pie filling, as you prefer.

NOTE: If you choose a fruit filling with larger fruit pieces (like peach, cherry, apple, apricot, etc.) cut the fruit pieces into smaller bits, or pulse briefly in the food processor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy