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Ingredients

DOUGH:
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
2-1/4 cups flour
CRUST:
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
Filling:
3/4 cup jam (any flavor)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, then the vanilla and lemon rind. Add flour and mix until well-blended. Take 1/4 of dough and set aside in a small bowl. Take remaining dough and press into an 8x8-inch square pan. Spread jam evenly over dough. For the crust, add 1/4 cup flour and 2 tablespoons sugar to the set aside dough. Mix and crumble well. Spread the crumbs evenly over the jam. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Makes 16 bars.

Theresa Poma
Rock Island



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