Split Second Cookies

2 cups flour
2/3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup soft butter or margarine
1 unbeaten egg
2 tsp vanilla

Sift flour, sugar and baking powder in mixing bowl. Blend in margarine, egg and vanilla to form a dough. Place on lightly floured pastry cloth or board. Divide into 4 parts and shape into a roll, 13" long and 3/4" thick. Place on ungreased baking sheet, 4" apart and 2" from edge of sheet. Make a depression 1/4 to 1/3 deep lengthwise down center of each with knife handle. Fill depression with red jelly or jam, about 1/3 cup in all. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until light golden brown. While warm, cut diagonally into bars. Cool.

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