Czechoslovakian Pastry Bars

Recipe by Mrs. Missy
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 48
YIELD: 4 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 34
    lb butter, softened
  • 1 14
    cups sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 3 34
    cups flour, divided
  • 1
    cup chopped walnuts
  • 1
    (12 ounce) jar raspberry preserves or (12 ounce) jar jam
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • In a medium bowl mix salt with 3 1/2 cups flour.
  • Gradually add to butter mixture to form thick batter.
  • Spread 3/4 of the batter evenly over surface of an 11x17 inch jellyroll pan or rimmed cookie sheet.
  • Top with an even layer of jam.
  • Sprinkle with nuts (if desired).
  • Blend remaining flour with the rest of the dough. Crumble on top.
  • Bake 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Cool completely and cut into bars.
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