Jam-Filled Christmas Cookies

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 33mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350F; line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a food processor fitted with steel blade, process walnuts and 1/4 cup of the flour until nuts are quite finely chopped; remove from processor into a dish and set aside.
  • Place remaining flour into food processor, along with butter and icing sugar; process until mixture has a crumbly texture, about 10 seconds or so.
  • Return nut mixture to food processor, along with almond extract and the egg.
  • Process until entire mixture is combined; 15 seconds or so.
  • Make one-inch balls from mixture and place on prepared cookie sheet; using the end of a wooden spoon, make an indentation into each cookie.
  • Fill each hole with a wee bit of jam; I prefer seedless raspberry, but will use strawberry too-- I find the red jams suit the holiday season, but you can use any jam you want.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.