Thursday, November 29, 2007

Czechoslovakian Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup strawberry jam

Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease one 8 inch square baking dish.

Cream the butter until soft and fluffy. Add the white sugar gradually, until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks.

Sift the cardamom, allspice and flour together. Gradually add it to the butter mixture and stir to combine well. Stir in the chopped pecans.

Spoon 1/2 of the dough into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Top with strawberry jam and cover with the remaining dough.

Bake for 1 hour or until lightly browned. Cool then cut into 1 1/2 inch sized squares.

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