Total Time
1hr 23mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

I got this recipe from a Taste of Home cookie book. These cookies are sublime. I made them for Christmas, but they would also be pretty for Valentine's Day. Try them and you will be delighted! Prep time include refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 drop lemon juice
  • 5 13 cups all purpose flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar raspberry preserves (I used seedless)

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 drop raspberry extract (I used a bit more)
  • 1 drop red food coloring (optional)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon milk


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  3. Add vanilla and lemon juice. Mix well.
  4. Combine flour and salt and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Mix well.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Divide dough into three portions.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion to a 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter with crimped edges.
  9. Place an inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes until edges just begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  11. Spread raspberry jam on one cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Continue until all are sandwiches.
  12. Combine icing ingredients until a drizzling consistency is achieved. Drizzle over cookies.


Most Helpful

Made these for my other half to share during one of the weekly meetings he attends & they were apparently gone in no time at all! Raves & requests for copies of the recipe came back to me, so I'll be making these again, for sure! Loved the raspberry flavor, & I WAS generous with the extract! Thank you for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]

Sydney Mike March 31, 2012

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