Apricot Bars
Recipe type: Bar Cookies
Serves: 24 cookies
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Cup apricot preserves
  • 1 Cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ground cinnamon for sprinkling
  1. Heat oven to 350 deg F (175 deg C). Grease 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar, shortening and eggs. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder, mixing well.
  3. Divide the dough in half. Spread half of dough in prepared baking pan. Spread preserves over dough. Sprinkle walnuts over preserves, if desired and then sprinkle the cinnamon on top.
  4. Crumble second half of dough and spread evenly over top. Press down gently.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool and cut into squares.
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