|Dutch Letters from the Jaarsma Bakery in Pella, Iowa|
I always think they look like they are getting their groove on. They are filled with almond paste and have a flakey, crystal sugary pastry on the outside. They really are one of a kind. And to me, a pain in the booty to make.
My mother-in-law loves Dutch Letters, and I wanted to have something for her birthday with those flavors. I found this great recipe for Dutch Letter Bars. I was afraid they might not have the same magic, but boy were they ever delicious. The hardest part of the recipe was finding the almond paste, which I ended up finding near the frosting.
If you are looking for something unique to take to your next get together, or if you love Dutch Letters this recipe is a must.
Here is what you need:
In a large mixing bowl, cream 1/2 cup margerine, 1/2 cup butter and 2 eggs.
Beat in 1 8 oz can almond paste.
Add 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of flour, mix well.
Spread in to a greased 13 X 9 X 2 baking pan.
Sprinkle the top with sugar (I left off the almonds, but toss them on if you wish)
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until the top is browned. Let it cool down before cutting.
Aren't they so beautiful? They smell even better I promise you that. Now go make and enjoy!!
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