Czechoslovakian Cookies

czechoslovakian cookies recipe

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These Czechoslovakian cookies are a crumbly, sweet cookie bar that we make every Christmas. It’s an easy crowd pleaser and perfect for a cookie swap.


  • 1/2 lb. softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 to 1 cup strawberry jam


  1. Mix all ingredients well (you can cream the butter and sugar together first, but we’ve often just mixed the whole thing as a single mixture). Take half of the mixture and layer in a greased 8×8 pan.
  2. Spread half of the jam on top, over the dough layer.
  3. Spread the remaining dough on top of the jam layer.
  4. Add remaining jam, spreading thinly.
  5. Top lightly with more chopped nuts.
  6. Bake at 350 º for 1 hour.
  7. Cut into squares & place on rack to cool.


Pecans are an excellent substitute for walnuts if you have a preference.

Correction added 12/30 to change the pan size; the (handwritten) original recipe implied a double batch for a 9×11 pan.