It’s time for the tenth week of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats blog hop. It’s hosted by Brenda Thompson from MealPlanningMagic.com. The blog hop goes live every Wednesday until Christmas. If you’d like to join us, please fill out the form on Brenda’s blog.
Time is flying by so fast. I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats. For this week’s entry, I intended to post a pumpkin pie but it was a failure (a.k.a I didn’t like it). I had to find a quick and tasty recipe and decided on this one that my friend Chris had given me last year. This is a tender butter cookie with raspberry jam or preserves in the center. You can add powdered sugar if you like but I think they are great without. The hubby and his friend loved them.
Yield: 48 cookies Cook Time: 12 minutes
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature or softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/8 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/3 cups flour
- 3/4 cups raspberry jam or seedless preserves (I used preserves)
Step 1: Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: With an electric mixer, cream together butter, salt and sugar for a few minutes until lightened in color and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until smooth. Gradually mix in flour until well combined.
Step 3: Form level teaspoons of dough into balls (mine had a little more dough) and place on cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Indent each dough ball with knuckle or thumb and fill with 1/4 teaspoons of jam or preserves.
Step 4: Bake 12 to 14 minutes at 350 degrees until edges begin to become pale golden (mine didn’t change color but after they cooled the bottoms were light golden). Cool completely before removing them from the pan as they are delicate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
Storing: Store cookies in a sealed plastic container.
Recipe minimally adapted from friend Chris’ family recipe.
12 Weeks of Christmas Treats Blog Hop
Week 10, November 27, 2013
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I love this recipe! Glad to have found it on Turn It Up Tuesdays!
The cookies are lovely. Hope you get to try them.
I’m in the cooking making mood this year, pinned to my Cookie board!
These look wonderful! I will be pinning this one for sure! Thank you so much for sharing on Meandering Mondays! Hope you have an amazing week!
Thanks. They’re quick and easy too.
I have lots of cookie recipes, if you’re interested. Glad you liked these.
They sure look yummy, like something you’d be delighted to find on a Christmas cookie gift plate! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays! Happy Thanksgiving week! HUGS!
These are cookies that I share with friends and family along with may others, so you’re right on track.
Your cookies look really good and I love the jelly centers.
Plus, I wanted to drop by and let you know that I nominated you for Sunshine Award. I was given one by Betty Taylor and as part of the award got to pass it on to bloggers that inspire me. So you were one of them. You can find out the details of the award on my blog post “Sunshine Award”. I know the timing of this is terrible with the holidays and our already busy life so if you don’t have time to participate in the award I certainly understand. Just wanted you to know that you were nominated.
Sometimes simple cookies are the best! My hubby would like these a lot…as would I 🙂 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Yummy!! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
I love cookies that are both easy and elegant and these fit the bill.
Oh yum, these look delicious!
Mmm… These look wonderful! How pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Those look yummy.
Classic cookies… absolutely love them. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday.
I love traditional cookies like your Jelly Belly Cookies. They look so pretty and taste so good! Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop 🙂
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
These look SO good! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I am featuring you this week! Congratulations! 🙂 Be sure to stop by and grab an “I’ve been featured” button from my sidebar for your blog. 🙂 I hope you will be able to join us again this week.
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I have been baking all kinds of cookies! These look easy and delicious! Pinned – Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays 🙂
I didn’t know it was so easy to make filled cookies like these! I am going to try this out for sure. Sorry I’m a little late in saying thank you for joining us for Saturday Night Fever last week. I hope we’ll see you tomorrow!