Second for my first annual 10 Days of Cookies we have Jelly cookies!
These cookies are fun and easy to make with kids and are perfect for the holiday's! Play around with different flavors and colors of jams, you can even add chocolate instead!
Jelly Cookie Recipe:
2 1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) plus 3 tbs butter, at room temp.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup of you're favorite jelly (I used my friends home-made strawberry jam)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (or if you're oven is like mine and runs hot, which I somehow seemed to forget while making these cookies, and mine got really brown really fast-preheat to 325 instead)
- in a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, add the vanilla. Beat in the egg and egg yolk.
- sift the flour mixture over the butter mixture and combine with a wooden spoon.
- wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
- take dough out of the fridge and using a spoon scoop out some dough and roll it into a ball, you'll want each ball to be about the same size so they are all done baking at the same time.
- arrange all the dough balls onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper about 1 inch apart.
- flatten the balls into little flat rounds using the palm of your hand.
- then press a finger into the center of each of the rounds to make an indentation for the jelly.
- spoon just enough jelly into the holes so that it's level with the top, you want to be careful to not put too much jelly on them or it will overflow onto the pan.
- bake for about 20 minutes, or until very pale brown around the edges. Let cool then enjoy. These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for about a week.