Monday, February 2, 2015

Late Night Blueberry Jam Bar Cookies

Last night, after the boys were in bed, Jake asked, "Can you make some cookies?" Hmmmm...I wasn't about to go to the store since I was already in pajamas. So I looked at the ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry before I answered. Yes, I can.

This recipe is incredibly flexible...and something you should be able to whip up late at night without too much trouble. Use whatever jam or jelly you have in the fridge. I could have made lemon curd bars, but opted to use the last of my blueberry jam.


  • 1 C butter
  • 2 C flour
  • 2/3 C organic granulated sugar
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 2 egg yolks
  • blueberry jam (I used about 4 to 5 tablespoons for an 8" square pan)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. With your hands, press the butter into the flour, flattening the cubes into flat leaves. Add in the egg yolks and press together gently to form dough.

Press two-thirds of the dough mixture into an 8" square pan. Spoon jam over the top of the dough and spread over the surface. Crumble the remaining flour mixture over the top.

Bake for 35 minutes until the top is golden and firm. Let cool slightly before you slice into bars.

1 comment:

  1. Your cookies look delicious and really tempting. I haven't seen a cookie recipe that uses jam before. My kids love strawberry and raspberry jam so I think I'll give your recipe a try with that instead of blueberry. Homemade cookies are so much nicer than store bought ones but they disappear twice as fast in my house.

    Faith Thomas @ The Berry Farm


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