Diane C. from Ohio tells us: "One night in the late sixties my mom came home from her women's bowling league and raved about these delicious cookies she'd just tasted.
She asked the lady who'd brought them for her recipe, and ever since, my mother has made me and my brothers a batch to take home at holiday time. I also make them for charity events at my work and everyone 'LOVES' them. As my 3-year old son, Nathan, says, 'Delicioso!!!'"
step 1Cream butter (better to warm up in microwave for about 10 seconds). Do not melt butter, just soften to cream.
step 2Add all other ingredients slowly, except jam. Mix well.
step 3Use 1/2 of batter to spread onto 8" x 8" or 9" x 13" cake pan. Pat down.
step 4Spread approximately 1 cup of strawberry jam over this first layer evenly. Crumble remaining batter over jam layer. Pat down slightly.
step 5Bake at 350° F. for approximately 25-30 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting into bars.
step 6Diane adds: "It's best to serve these cookies a tad warm" (but not hot enough to burn your mouth!).