Star-Spangled Banner Bars
Check out these patriotic bars made using berry jam – a perfect dessert for the Fourth of July.
1 hr 50 min
cup granulated sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking powder
tablespoons seedless blackberry jam or grape jelly
cup seedless strawberry jam or red currant jelly
Powdered sugar, if desired
Heat oven to 350°. Grease bottom and sides of jelly roll pan, 15
1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with shortening. Mix granulated sugar, butter,
vanilla and eggs in medium bowl with spoon. Stir in flour and baking
powder until dough forms. Reserve 1/4 cup dough; cover and
refrigerate. Pat remaining dough evenly in pan, using floured hands.
To make flag design, mark a 6x5-inch outline in upper left corner
of pan, using toothpick, for "star" area. Spread blackberry jam over 6x5-
inch area. Starting 1/4 inch from top of "flag" (long side of pan), mark
stripes by pressing 1/2-inch-wide and 1/4-inch-deep groove into dough
with end of wooden spoon or finger. Make 7 more grooves, each about
3/4 inch apart. Place strawberry jam in resealable plastic food-storage
bag; cut off tip. Squeeze jam into grooves.
Pat reserved dough to 1/8-inch thickness on lightly floured
surface. Cut with small star-shaped cutter. Place stars on blackberry
Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely,
about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 8 rows
by 7 rows.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Cookie
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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