Recipe by Wildflour
One of my favorite holiday cookies! I make these for Valentine's Day and Christmas! A very delicious tender, sweet cookie.
Top Review by justcallmetoni
More labor intensive than most holiday cookies, these are well worth the effort. For a different flavor, I used sour cherry jam and my favorite gingerbread cutout for the centers. Otherwise they were made as presented and were just wonderful. The one dissaointment was that by the time we got the hang of cuting out the centers and placing them on the jam without a mess, we were out of dough. Oh the other problem was the kids had to wait long enough to let the jam cool before eating them. (Well, they considered that a problem.) They just loved them saying they were like fresh pop tarts. Now I just need to find a place to hide the rest so they don't get eaten before we assemble the trays. Thanks so much for what will certainly become an annual favorite.
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup butter
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- strawberry jam or preserves
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add egg and beat.
- Add milk and vanilla.
- Add rest of ingredients and mix well.
- Roll out dough to 1/8" thick.
- Cut the dough with solid shape cookie cutters such as hearts, christmas trees, etc.
- With very small cookie cutter of same shape, cut out centers of half of the shapes. (The outside edge pieces go on top of the solid shapes).
- Gather up bits of cut-out centers and roll out again, repeating til all dough is used up.
- Place whole shapes onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Top each cookie center with a teaspoons or so of strawberry jam.
- Place cookie shape with cut-out center on top.
- Seal outside edges all the way around with tines of fork. Pressing to seal.
- Sprinkle edges with colored sugar.
- Bake in 350° oven for 11-13 minutes.
- These do not brown.