Christmas Shortbread Bars

Christmas Shortbread Bars

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Rebecca Byers

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@BeccaJRN

I've been making these for years. You can of course top the shortbread with anything you like -- jam or preserves, chocolate, nuts, gum drops, streusel -- let your imagination soar!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 8 oz
    chopped dates
  • 10 oz jar(s)
    maraschino cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 c
    flaked coconut
  • 14 oz can(s)
    sweetened condensed milk

How to Make Christmas Shortbread Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 300. Lightly spray 7-1/2 x 11-3/4 (or 9 x 13; adjust baking time accordingly) pan with cooking spray. Cream together sugar and butter (you may substitute margarine but the flavor is not as good). Stir in flour until all is incorporated. Press into prepared pan (will seem dry and floury --that's OK!)
  2. Top with layers of dates, cherries, coconut; drizzle condensed milk over all.
  3. Bake until top is lightly browned, about 35-40 minutes; if using larger pan, check at 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.

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About Christmas Shortbread Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #shortbread




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