Jam Streusel Bars

Jam Streusel Bars
Makes 2-1/2 dozen bars

1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup strawberry, raspberry or blackberry jam
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sliced almonds or chopped walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 13X9-inch baking pan. Let dough stand at room temperature about 15 minutes.

  2. Press dough evenly into prepared pan. Spread jam over dough; set aside.

  3. Combine flour and brown sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle flour mixture over jam layer. Sprinkle with nuts.

  4. Bake 25 minutes or until top and edges are lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.