Wednesday, September 2, 2009

English Tea Squares

English Tea Squares

3/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. sifted flour
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 c. chopped almonds or walnuts
1/2 c. strawberry jam
3 tbsp powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat butter until light; add sugar and cream until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla to blend well. Stir in flour, allspice,
and nuts.

Spoon about 1/2 of mixture into lightly greased 9" square pan. Carefully
spread jam over top. Top with remaining dough.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to cooling rack
and sift powdered sugar over top. Cut into 1-1/2" squares when cooled.

Makes 3 dozen.

SOURCE: Leisa Franks

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