It just is not the holidays without these yummy cookie bars. A family friend has been making these for over twenty years and I started making them last year. It is fun and sticky to make but well worth it. A wonderful holiday tradition for the family.
I made these for Xmas and I loved them. They were so good and tasted awesome. I think the fruit and chocolate thing deterred people from trying them but once they did they really liked them. If I make them again, I think I will try to conceal them & m ‘s a little better.
This is one of our all-time favorites. Tastes like a shortbread cookie.
Helpful Tip: I keep an eye on this while it is cooking as my oven cooks unevenly. If the edges are browning before the middle is finished, I cover the edges with foil and use a toothpick in the center to check doneness.
For the Bars:
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract