Jam BarsRecipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup jam or preserves
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds) or rolled oats, or a combination
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the extracts and the egg and beat well. Add the baking powder, cinnamon, and flour and mix until combined.
3. In 9-inch square pan or pie pan, press 3/4-1 cup of the dough evenly into the bottom. Spread the jam evenly over the top.
4. Add the nuts/oats to the remaining dough. Crumble the mixture over the top of the jam. Bake until top is lightly browned, about 40 minutes.