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A cross between a cookie and a bar, these are an easy way to make lots of delicious, festive-looking treats for your family or for the neighborhood cookie swap.

At a glance

Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
4 dozen cookies
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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Bars

Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  2. Beat together the soft butter, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and lemon powder until fluffy.
  3. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and beat in the eggs and egg yolk.
  4. Mix in the baking powder and flour until well blended.
  5. Divide the dough into four pieces. Roll each piece into a log about 12" long and 1" in diameter.
  6. Place two logs on each prepared baking sheet, leaving several inches between them. Use the handle of a wooden spoon or a dowel to make a shallow trench down the center of each log.
  7. Fill the well with a generous tablespoonful of jam per log, using a pastry bag with a round tip, or a spoon.
  8. Bake the cookie logs for 18 to 20 minutes, until they're set and lightly browned around the edges. Remove them from the oven, let them cool for 3 minutes, then slice on the diagonal into 1" pieces.
  9. As the cookies cool, make the glaze: Sift together sugar and lemon powder. Heat butter and milk together until the butter is melted, then add to the sugar mixture. Beat until smooth.
  10. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies.
  11. Yield: 4 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie, 22g
  • Servings Per Batch 48
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 95
  • Calories from Fat 37
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 14mg
  • Sodium 47mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.