Kerri (solan_t) wrote,
Kerri
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That cookie recipe

Blueberry Streusel Bakes

Ingredients:

BASE
1 stick lightly salted butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour

FILLING
7 Tbsp blueberry jam or preserves (I tend to use a whole small jar, and any kind of jam/preserves)

TOPPING
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 stick lightly salted butter
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Grated rind 1 lemon (I never used this after the first time)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 7 x 11-inch (I use a 9 x 9-inch most of the time) baking sheet or line with nonstick baking parchment.

To make the base, beat together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until pale and fluffy. Stir in the flour to form a soft dough. Press the mixture down evenly over the base of the baking pan using the back of a spoon or lightly floured hand. Lightly prick the dough with a fork several times. Bake the dough in the oven for 15 minutes, until just firm. Remove from the oven and spread the blueberry jam or preserves all over the dough base (I have found that NOT getting to the edges is a good thing, actually).

To make the topping, place the flour, baking powder and sugar in a mixing bowl and blend in the butter, until the mixture resembles even-sized crumbs. Stir in the almonds and grated lemon rind. Sprinkle the topping over the jam or preserves. Bake in the oven for about 40 to 45 minutes until golden. Cool before cutting into bars (the recipe claims 12. Cut them however you like) Store in an airtight container.
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