Vienna Tea Cookies

Honorable Mention - Contest Recipe 2007! Create bakery-style bars with easy layers of baked sugar cookie dough and apricot preserves.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 28

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup whole almonds
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1/2
cup apricot jam or preserves
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon water

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In food processor or blender, place 1/2 cup cookie mix and the almonds; process until almonds are finely chopped.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir remaining cookie mix, the butter, egg and almond mixture until dough forms. Press dough in pan to cover bottom.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes. Loosen edges from side of pan; cut cookie into 4 (7 1/2x5-inch) rectangles. Cool 30 minutes. With spatula, transfer pieces to a cutting board.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, process jam until smooth. In small bowl, reserve 2 teaspoons of processed jam; set aside. Spread remaining jam on top side of 2 rectangles. Place a remaining rectangle, bottom side up, on top of each jam-covered rectangle.
  • 6 Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the powdered sugar over each rectangle. Add remaining powdered sugar and the water to reserved jam; stir until smooth. Place in small food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small tip from one corner of bag; squeeze glaze on top of dusted rectangles in diagonal crisscross pattern. Let stand 30 minutes to set.
  • 7 Cut each rectangle in half to make 4 (7 1/2x2 1/2-inch) rectangles. Cut each rectangle into seven 2 1/2x1-inch bars. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

This recipe was awarded honorable mention in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest.

Raspberry preserves makes a tasty flavor variation.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.