Comment on English Matrimonials Recipe by Valleri.
This recipe has been in my family for at least 60 years. We use different jam and we bake the dough in one layer. If you can’t find apricot pineapple jam (a California thing, mix apricot and pineapple jams half and half. I imagine it would work just as well. These are delicious!
2 1/2 cups AP flour
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter- very soft
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
Mix above in a large bowl…use your hands-the most effective tools! Press dough into a greased or Pam Sprayed quarter sheet pan with sides. If you want thicker cookies you could use a 9X13. Make sure dough is pressed down well and level. If you use the sheet pan you have more surface area to cover and you’ll need slightly more jam.
Onto the dough spread 1 1/2 cups Apricot Pineapple jam. Using an offset spatula works well for this job. Chop about 1 cup of walnuts fairly fine and sprinkle on top. Bake @ 325 degrees for 30 min. Remove from oven and cut when just warm.