Raspberry Dream Cookies

Recipe by SteelerSue
READY IN: 1hr 23mins
YIELD: 4 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups butter, softened
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 13
    cups all purpose flour
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • FILLING
  • 1
    (12 ounce) jar raspberry preserves (I used seedless)
  • ICING
  • 1
    cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1
    drop raspberry extract (I used a bit more)
  • 1
    drop red food coloring (optional)
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon milk
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DIRECTIONS

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