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Czechoslovakian Cookies

This recipe was sent from rachaelray.com visitor, Pamela Pierson. She says:

"I have no idea why these are called Czechoslovakian cookies. They have been handed down through the Polish side of the family - we have no Czechs - but I have had these every Christmas since I had teeth - and it isn't Christmas until I make them. Easy and yummy, there have been times when I have hidden a whole batch just for me."

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 325°F.

Grease an 8" square baking pan.

In a mixing bowl cream the butter until soft. Gradually add the sugar, creaming until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and blend well.

Gradually add the flour and mix thoroughly. Fold in the chopped nuts.

Spoon half the batter into the cake pan, spreading evenly.

Top with the jam. Keep the jam away from touching the pan edges or it will stick.

Then cover with the remaining cookie dough-I drop it in tablespoon size drops and then pat it lightly down. It doesn't have to be a perfectly flat surface.

Bake one hour or until lightly browned.

Remove from oven, cool and cut into one by two inch bars. ENJOY!

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