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Tea Time Biscuits

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1 Jar of Apricots Preserves or Jam
5 cups Flour
4 Eggs
2 1/2 TSps Baking Powder
2 Sticks of Butter
1 cup of Sugar

Melt the butter, add the sugar. Mix well. Combine flour and baking powder together, add to the butter mixture. Stir to combine. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well.Roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours.

Remove from the refrigerator and divide into two equal parts. Using a cheese grater and grate half the dough into a cake pan 11 X 17 or larger. Now spread the apricot preserves over the bottom dough. Grate the other half over the filling. Spreading evenly.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes till golden brown. Watch carefully they will burn.

Let cool, cut into diamond shapes and enjoy with a delicious cup of tea.

Note: Any flavor of preserves or jam can be susbstituted.

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One of my family's favorite tea biscuits.

Either size is ok depends on how much you like the preserves.

What size jar of apricot jam/preserves? 12 or 18 oz?

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