We frequently get requests from guests for our recipes. Here’s is a recipe for a favorite Troy-Bumpas Inn cookie. I once submitted this recipe to a contest and was a semi-finalist. I didn’t win the big prize (and I’ve forgotten what the big prize was), but I did win an apron. I still have that apron, but better yet, I still have this recipe. This is a go-to recipe, great for anytime you want to have a delicious and attractive bar cookie. I consider the chocolate glaze optional – the cookies (shown here without the chocolate drizzled on top) are great with the glaze and great without it. Enjoy! If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! — Innkeeper Judy
Layered Raspberry Squares
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 jar (10 ounces) seedless raspberry jam
- Icing (below)
- Chocolate Glaze (optional, below)
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Position rack in center of oven.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and slat. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture consists of particles the size of small peas. Add eggs and mix well. The mixture will be crumbly. Measure and set aside 1-1/2 cups of the crumb mixture. Press the remaining mixture evenly into the bottom of a 13-by-9-inch baking pan to form a crust. Stir jam in jar to make it more spreadable. Spread crust with jam, carefully spreading to within ¼ inch of the sides of the pan. Sprinkle reserved crumbs mixture evenly over jam; press lightly to form a top crust.
Bake 30 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on wire rack.
Spread with Icing; then dip a fork into the Chocolate Glaze and drizzle glaze on top of icing in thin strips. Let stand until chocolate sets.
Makes 48 squares.
Icing: Combine 1 cup confectioner’s sugar with 2 tablespoons milk or cream; mix well until smooth.
Chocolate Glaze: Melt together 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate and 1 teaspoons vegetable shortening. Gradually stir in 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons of boiling water.