Jewel Bar Cookies

Jewel Bar Cookies

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour, sifted (use white if you prefer)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup gum drops, chopped (not black)
1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Grease a 9"x9"x2" baking pan very well and set it aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs until foamy. Beat in sugar and vanilla.

Sift together the whole wheat flour and salt. Mix in the gumdrops and chopped nuts. Add egg/vanilla mixture to flour mixture and blend well.

Spoon mixture into prepared baking pan. Spread the mixture evenly to all sides.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes (do not over bake). The top will slightly crack, but the inside will still be moist when done. Cut into squares while warm. Cool. Remove from pan when the cookies have cooled.