ENGLISH TEA SQUARES
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
1/2 cup strawberry jam
3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
Beat butter until light; add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla to blend well. Stir in flour, allspice and almonds.
Spoon about half of mixture into lightly greased 9 inch square pan. Carefully spread strawberry jam over top. Top with remaining dough.
Bake in moderate oven at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, or until delicately browned. Remove to a cooling rack and sift confectioners sugar over top. When cool, cut in 1-1/2 inch squares.