READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Maryland Jim

This is a cookie recipe from the book "1001 Cookie Recipes". My youngest (22) really likes these. I normally do them around Christmas but son asked for some, so I made them and thought I would share the recipe.

Top Review by graniteangel

I'm late making these, but they were worth the wait. Delightful little fruit filled cookies. I used apple jelly and sprinkled them with a bit of cinnamon sugar for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved them, and I'm looking forward to making them again. Thanks Maryland Jim!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the flour.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry.
  4. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the beaten egg white, then in the ground almonds, and placed 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. With your fingers, press and indentation into the center of each ball.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes , until lightly browned in color. Fill each cookie with a dab of preserves/jelly the transfer to wire rack to cool.
  6. Note: We really like home made strawberry or blueberry perserves in these cookies!

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