I was looking for some easy bar recipes to make for a school bake sale and these looked like they would work well. Made a critical error and forgot to add the baking powder so my cookie bottom was a little less tender. No one noticed and they were a huge hit this morning. My squares had a combination of raspbery preserves with a bit of apricot preserves - because I was a little short. Warmed them for just a moment to make sure they were fully mixed - but it also made it a little easier to spread on the baked cookie. The second bake took about 15 minutes. Make sure that the center (not just thedges) has some color for the best results. Kids loved the gooey top and the jelly. Thanks!
These turned out delicious. They were very easy and used ingredients that I have in my cupboard all the time. I used cherry jam and added a touch of almond extract to the cake mixture. I also sprinkled sliced almonds on the top with the coconut. Lovely square, thanks so much!