Brown sugar, packed
Seedless raspberry jam,*
* or preserves or conserve
Bar cookies are easy to prepare because they are spread in a pan and
baked all at one time. They should be cooled before cutting.
This is such an easy recipe-but it tastes like you spent hours
preparing it. It's great for brunch and coffee klatches!
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and oatmeal. Cut in all
but two tablespoons butter. Press 1/2 of flour mixture evenly into a
greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Spread jam over batter in pan, then top with
remaining flour mixture. Dot with two tablespoons butter and with
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely, then cut into
Variation: Use other types of jam, such as apricot.
Yield: 24. Suzanne J. Brown, owner SBJ Communications, Skillman, NJ