Thursday, May 17, 2012

Apricot Square: A Success Story.

Woke up this morning, brushed myself off after last nights defeat and ventured out into the sunshine to buy more jam. A girl with a mission. I'm happy to say, victory was mine this morning. Plans for the rest of my day off? Drinking coffee in the kitchen with Mel, finishing my book, organizing, exploring Davis and being cooked for by my wonderful boyfriend this evening. Happy Thursday!

Apricot Squares

3/4 C butter
1 C sugar
1 egg
2 C flour
1/4 t baking powder
1/2 C finely chopped walnuts
1/2 t vanilla
1 jar (12 oz) apricot preserves/jam

In a large mixing bowl cream sugar and butter. Add egg and mix well.  Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.  Gradually add to the butter/sugar/egg mixture. Add walnuts and vanilla; mix well.

Press 2/3 of dough into a greased 9" x13" pan. Spread with preserves. Press small pieces of remaining dough in random pattern over the preserves.

Bake at 350 for 30-40 mins or until just golden-brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares or any shape you like!

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