Apricot Bars

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves or jam

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir in oats and sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Press two-thirds of mixture into an ungreased 11x7x1 inch jellyroll pan. Spread preserves over surface; sprinkle with remaining oats mixture. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes.

Cool: cut into 3×1 inch bars.

Yield: about 2 dozen.


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