Linzer Bars

Recipe by Starrynews
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 24 bars




  • Preheat oven to 325°F Grease a 9x9" square pan.
  • Cream together butter, sugar, egg, lemon zest, salt, cinnamon, and cloves in a bowl.
  • Mix in flour and walnuts.
  • Reserve 1/4 of the dough, and pat the remaining into the prepared pan, going up about 1/2 inch on each side.
  • Spread chosen jam flavor in a layer over top of the dough.
  • Flour a flat surface.
  • Use reserved dough to create a lattice top for the bars by dividing it into pencil-shaped strips and rolling it on the floured surface.
  • Arrange in a lattice pattern across the top of the jam, criss crossing the strips and pressing the ends against the dough on the sides of the pan.
  • Bake 45 mintures, or until lightly browned.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.