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Czechoslovakian Cookies
January 26, 2014, 4:22 pm
Filed under: Company, dessert, favorites

My family makes these cookies at Christmas every year. The recipe comes from my mom’s grandmother, Pearl (Grandma Glen!)


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)  (salted or unsalted—not margarine)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Cream butter (better to warm up in microwave for about 10 seconds). Do not melt butter, just soften to cream.
2. Add all other ingredients slowly, except jam. Mix well.
3. Use 1/2 of batter to spread onto 8″ x 8″ or 9″ x 13″ cake pan. Pat down.
4. Spread approximately 1 cup of strawberry jam over this first layer evenly. Crumble remaining batter over jam layer. Pat down slightly.
5. Bake at 350° F. for approximately 25-30 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting into bars.