3 1/4 cups Hodgson Mill white flour, divided
1 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup margarine or butter
3/4 cup chopped almonds
2 eggs, beaten
1 jar (12 oz.) strawberry preserves
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly roll pan. Sift together 3 cups flour, and Clabber Girl Baking Powder; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and margarine until fluffy. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture. Beat at low speed until crumbly. Add almonds, and eggs; stir with fork until evenly moistened. Remove 1 cup dough; set aside. Pat remaining dough into pan. Spread preserves over dough, leaving a 1/4 inch border uncovered. Combine remaining 1/4 cup flour with reserved dough. Crumble evenly over preserves.
Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch bars. Makes 40 bars.