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Shortbread Cookie Crumble Bars

Buttery, shortbread cookie bars filled with preserves and dusted with powdered sugar!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 bars
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $10


  • 1 1/2 cups butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 oz raspberry preserves or any flavor you like


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until combined.
  • Add in the vanilla extract.
  • Add in the flour, salt, and baking powder and blend on low until incorporated.
  • Prepare a 13×9 baking dish by buttering the bottom and adding parchment paper to it. Let the sides overhang so the bars can easily be removed. 
  • Divide the dough in half and place one half in the refrigerator and evenly press the other half into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Refrigerate the pressed dough in the baking dish for 30 minutes.
  • Bake the dough for 10 minutes, then remove. 
  • Spread 12 ounces raspberry preserves (or any preserves you want!) over the top and then crumble the other half of the dough over the preserves.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes. Note, that baking times vary. If you need an extra 5-10 minutes then that is okay! You need to be able to check and tell when your crumble bars are finished. They will have a very slight, golden brown color to them.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool, then dust powdered sugar over the top.
  • Cut them into squares and enjoy!


Use any flavor of preserves you like. 
Baking times will vary so continue checking on the shortbread.
Refrigerate the dough before baking.


Serving: 15g | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg