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Apricot-Almond Shortbread Bars

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Servings: 1
Categories: Bars / Desserts

1 1/2  Cups  Unsalted Butter, softened
2  Cups  Sugar
2    Egg Yolks
1/2  Teaspoon  Vanilla
1/4  Teaspoon  Almond Extract
4    Cups, flour
1 1/3  Cups  Blanched Almonds, toasted & chop fine
10  Oz. Jar  Apricot Jam

Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla and almond extracts. Mix in flour until the mixture forms a soft dough. Divide dough in half. Press one half into a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan. Spread evenly with jam. Cover completely with remaining dough (flatten pieces with hands and patch on top of jam). Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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