Raspberry Almond Christmas Bars
1 Envelope pie crust mix
1/4 c Raspberry jam
1/2 c Butter, softened
2/3 c Sugar
2/3 c Flour
1/4 ts Salt
Red and green food coloring
2 tb Butter, softened
1 1/2 To 2 cups sifted icing sugar
2 tb Cream or milk
1 ts Almond extract
Prepare pastry mix according to package directions for one crust
unbaked pie shell. Line an 8" square cake pan with pastry. Spread
with raspberry jam. Cream butter and sugar together thoroughly. Add
eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt; blend
well. Divide batter in half. Color half pink and half green.
Put small spoonfuls of each mixture alternately on jam layer. Tap
pan gently on counter to even out the batter. Bake in a 350 F oven
for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out
clean. Cool completely. Beat frosting ingredients together until
smooth and creamy, adding enough icing sugar to make a spreading
consistency. Spread over cooled squares.
Makes about 2 dozen bars.