Pistachio Christmas Ribbon Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (omit this if your pistachios are salted)
  • 1/2-2/3 cup raspberry or strawberry jam
  • 2/3 cup pistachios, chopped
  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 325°. Combine butter, sugar and egg; beat until thoroughly blended. Stir in flour and salt. Spread one-half of dough into 9 inch square pan. Bake 10 minutes; remove from oven. Spread jam to within 1/2 inch of edge. Add pistachios to remaining dough. Drop by spoonfuls over jam to cover. Bake 35 minutes until top is golden brown; cool. Cut into squares.

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