These are excellent cookies. I got this exact recipe out of my mom's copy of the 1963 Betty Crocker Cooky Book. I have made them several times for formal teas that I host at my house, and they are always well received.
I made this recipe in middle school also for a project. I loved them. I use to make them each Christmas after that through high school. I finally made them again this Christmas and remembered how much I loved them. I had to make more for my sisters and their families. I takes time but they are worth it. I find it hard to find a 1 inch cutter so I use a 1 1/2 inch shot glass, so I don't get as many cookies(about 4 dozen.) I also, use different flavors of marmalade and jam, grape, apricot, orange, and strawberry.