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Lemon Linzer Bars

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24
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Prize-Winning Recipe 2007! Luscious layers of sugar cookie, raspberry jam and dreamy lemon cream cheese are the big temptations in this bar.

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
oz cream cheese, softened
4 1/2
teaspoons frozen (thawed) lemonade concentrate
3/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg

Filling

2/3
cup seedless raspberry jam
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup lemon curd (from 10 to 12-oz jar)
2
cups Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed or 2 cups sweetened whipped cream

Topping

1/3
cup sliced almonds, toasted
24
fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) raspberries

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Spread dough in bottom of pan.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Spread raspberry jam over cooled base. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and lemon curd with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Drop lemon mixture by teaspoonfuls over jam layer; spread gently and evenly over jam.
  • 5 Sprinkle toasted almonds over top. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. To serve, top each bar with 1 raspberry, gently pressing into lemon mixture. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!

Find lemon curd next to the jams and jellies in your supermarket.

Cut bars into larger dessert-sized servings and serve with a fork.

To toast almonds, bake in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

If using 20% more cookie mix, add 1 tablespoon water with the mix, butter and egg.

Nutrition Information

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