Sunday, December 20, 2020


These cookies are wonderful at Christmas and if you use heart cookie cutters, they make great little cookies for Valentine's Day.

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 t pure vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ t salt

Raspberry jam or jelly
Confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla and sugar and beat on medium speed to combine.
Add flour and salt and continue to beat.

Divide dough into two equal pieces.
Place each on plastic wrap and form into flat discs.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.

On a lightly floured surface, work with one disc at a time, roll dough into ¼-inch thickness.

Cut out with a cookie cutter.  Transfer to a cookie sheet.
Do the same with the other disc and then use a smaller cookie cutter and cut out the middle.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
Dust the cookies with the cut-out with confectioners' sugar.
Spread some jam on the solid cookie and gently top with the sugar dusted cut-out cookie.

Makes 2 to 2 ½ dozen 

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