Split Seconds

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Karen..

This is an interesting dessert. I am not sure if you'd call them cookies, cakes or bars but they would be lovely with tea or coffee. They are delicious jam filled sweet treats. I found these in an old cook book and am not sure where the name comes in :)

Top Review by ciao4293

These are very delicious cookies, and they're really fast and easy to make! I like to substitute different jams once in a while too. I usually add 1/2 tsp. of salt as well. Anyone looking for a great addition to their holiday goody trays should try this easy one! Thanks for posting, Karen!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine first 3 ingredients.
  3. Blend in butter, egg and vanilla to form a dough.
  4. Place on lightly floured surface and divide dough into 4 pieces.
  5. Shape each piece into a 13 inch long rope, 3/4 inches thick.
  6. Place on ungreased baking sheets, 4 inches apart and 2 inches from the edge of sheets.
  7. Make a 1/4 inch deep depression down the center of each rope with a butter knife handle.
  8. Fill depression with jam or jelly.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown.
  10. While still warm, cut diagonally into bars and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

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