Recipes and Cooking Dutch Letter Bars Typically baked in the shape of an "S" for Sinterklaas Day (Dutch Santa Claus Day), we turned those flavors into a sweet bar dessert. It's an easy cookie recipe you'll make every holiday season. By Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke is a culinary specialist with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Her work includes recipe testing and development, food styling, and the creation of food video content. Her work expands across many of the Dotdash Meredith food brands including Magnolia Journal, Allrecipes, and various special interest publications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary science from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in food science from Kansas State University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 22, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 35 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 24 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup butter, softened 1 8 ounce pkg. almond paste 2 eggs 2 cup granulated sugar 2 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup raspberry jam, melted ½ cup sliced almonds 2 teaspoon coarse sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Coat foil with cooking spray. In a large bowl beat butter, almond paste, and eggs with a mixer on medium until combined. Add granulated sugar; beat until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, gradually beat in flour until combined. Spread batter in prepared baking pan. Drizzle top with melted jam. Using a table knife or thin metal spatula, swirl jam into the dough. Sprinkle with almonds and coarse sugar. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift out uncut bars. Cut into bars. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 251 Calories 12g Fat 35g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 251 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 36mg 12% Sodium 70mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 35g 13% Total Sugars 24g Protein 3g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 29mg 2% Iron 0.8mg 4% Potassium 68mg 1% Folate, total 29.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.