One of my most loyal (and cookie-excitable) followers from work had a birthday last week, so I obviously had to bake something for her.
This are actually pretty similar to the super popular PB&J Bars, but read on anyway!
I’m breaking my standard photo format for this one to show you my NEW 6-Qt Kitchenaid mixer in all its glory.
Happy Chrismukkah to me!
Back to business.
Step 1: Gather ingredients: Flour, salt, baking powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg yolk, sliced almonds, butter, cinnamon, fruit jam,
I’m not really sure what I was thinking. Ginger was not called for. Don’t worry, I didn’t use it by accident. Also, I couldn’t find sliced almonds at the store I was at, so I substituted slivered.
Step 2: Beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
Doesn’t that mixer look so great on the counter?
Step 3: Whisk together flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.
My Martha Stewart whisk is working out great.
Step 4: Add egg to butter/sugar mixture.
Step 5: Stir in flour mixture.
Step 6: Press half of dough into parchment-lined pan.
Step 8: Spread jam, leaving 1/4-inch border.
That’s about right. Right?
Step 9: Sprinkle remaining dough over top.
You have to let these cool completely before cutting, so I had to take them to work and cut them there. I’m not used to baking in the morning. That must be why I grabbed the ginger.
I got: 16
Start time: 7:35 (AM!)
End time: 8:30 (55 mins)
Martha’s estimated time: 1 hour
What did I learn?
- Baking in the morning can be stressful.
- My new mixer is great.
What do I need to learn?
- Should I have used more dough on the bottom to have the specks of jam show through the top like hers?
- Wait, why do mine look NOTHING LIKE HERS?
- These were crumbly. Was it because I used slivered instead of sliced almonds?
I have a laser portrait backdrop in my office, so obviously:
Happy birthday, Lauren. I hope you enjoyed them!
What did you do with your old mixer?
I love anything with almonds in! These look fab, will definitely be giving them a go!
Thanks Nate! They were supper yummy! Now you just need to gift me your old blender lol