Raspberry Almond Shortbread Bars

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Bars-buttery shortbread bars topped with raspberry jam, almond streusel, and a sweet almond glaze. 

Hello, December! It’s nice to see you…I think! How is it December already? I love December, so I am excited, but I am nervous too!

My holiday to-do list is long and the countdown is on! I have SO much to do! It is time to focus and get down to business.

Of course, baking is number one on my December to-do list. I have a million cookies and treats to bake. It is a family tradition to bake up a storm during the holidays and I am not missing out this year. First up, these Raspberry Almond Shortbread Bars.

I love making these Almond Shortbread Bars during the holidays because they are festive, super easy to make, and everyone loves them! You make them in a 9X13 pan, which is nice because you don’t have to scoop up dough. Just put them in the pan and bake away!

I like to use Land O Lakes® European Style Super Premium Butter. Have you guys tried this butter? It is the cream of the crop! I tried it at Ree Drummond’s ranch when it first came out and I have been hooked ever since.

It’s made with fresh sweet cream and has a higher fat content than traditional butters, giving it a rich flavor. It is so good you will want to eat it by the stick. It is the perfect butter for my shortbread bars because the buttery taste really shines through!

The bars have a thick, buttery shortbread crust, a layer of raspberry jam, an almond streusel topping, and finally, a sweet almond glaze!

The bars are great for holiday parties, cookie exchanges, or gift-giving! I think Santa will like them, too:)

Make sure you add Raspberry Almond Shortbread Bars to your holiday baking list this year! And maybe I will ignore the rest of my to-do list and spend the entire month in the kitchen with butter, sugar, and flour. Sounds like the perfect month to me:) Happy holiday baking!

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