Recipe by Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle
Recipe featured on The Daily Meal -- All Things Food and Drink ---------- In 1820, Missouri enacted legislation to tax bachelors between 21 and 50 years of age $1 per year for being unmarried. Bake these cookies that look like buttons -- or are they flowers? Either way, they’re easy, and cute enough to serve at a party.
- 1 cup butter (salted or unsalted, your choice, at room temperature)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup fruit preserves (flavors of your choice)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place a rack in the center.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter, salt, and powdered’ sugar on medium speed until creamy.
- Reduce the mixer speed slightly and beat in the egg and vanilla.
- By hand or using the lowest speed of the mixer, stir in the flour.
- Shape the dough into ¾-inch balls and arrange 2 ½ inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Use your finger to make an indentation in the center of each dough ball, then fill with preserves.
- Bake 1 sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Let cool on the baking sheets for about 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.