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Czechoslovakian Cookies

A yummy recipe handed down from my grandmother – Czechoslovakian Cookies filled with jam on a simple cookie crust. Quick, easy, and delicious.
 Czechoslovakian Cookies like my grandma used to make.

It’s that time of year for cookie swaps! 

This year I participated in The Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap that was put together by The Little Kitchen and Love & Olive Oil.
It’s a wonderful program that the ladies have put together. They partnered with COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER, which is a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease.
The best part is, together, all the bloggers and business sponsored raised a total of $13,778.40 that will go toward Pediatric Cancer Research.

Grandma’s Czechoslovakian Cookies

Just before Thanksgiving I got to baking… Now I know I was only supposed to make one cookie, but I can’t do that. Instead I made three cookies to send off.

Jam Kolaches

Oatmeal Lacies

and these Czechoslovakian Cookie Bars.

All the recipes came from my Russian Grandmother. I miss her this time of year. 

These Czechoslovakian Cookie Bars are one of my favorites. They have a simple cookie base, and are topped with a layer of your favorite jam, then more of the cookie dough crumbled on top. Baked and then sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar, these Czechoslovakian Cookie Bars are just perfect – delicious, easy to make, and fun to share!

I packaged up my cookies into these cute boxes I found at Target and mailed them off to Angela, Meghan, and Betsy. I hope you all enjoyed them!
I got some yummy Snicker-doodles from Becca, some yummy chocolate mint cookies from Lynna, and chewy coconut cookies from Kristy.

Jam Kolaches

Oatmeal Lacies

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with chocolate buttercream. Super simple and beautiful!

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 12

Czechoslovakian Cookie Bars

Czechoslovakian Cookies like my grandma used to make.

A yummy recipe handed down from my grandmother – Czechoslovakian Cookie Bars filled with jam on a simple cookie crust. Quick, easy, and delicious.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • Lingonberry Jam (or your favorite flavor)
  • Powdered sugar, for sprinkling


    1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil or spay with non-stick spray.
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar with a paddle attachment until well blended and fluffy. Add in egg yolks and vanilla. Beat in well. Incorporate in the flour.
    3. Spread half of the dough mixture into the pan and press down. Spread jam over dough. I used about 8 oz of jam, but I think I should have used more. Take a handful of remaining dough and press in your palms. Lay the remaining dough over the jam and continue to add more of the dough to cover all of the jam.
    4. Bake for 1 hour.
    5. Cool completely.
    6. Cut into squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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