oohhh YUMMY-but not a card...

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HERE is what I baked this morning

Jill's Jelly cookies

Raspberry Star cookies-- My most requested!

1 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup +2 tablespoons of white sugar
2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 cup(jar) or seedless raspberry jam


1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tsp almond extract
2-3 tsp water (or more)
drizzle over cookies

preheat oven to 350
cream together the butter and sugar till smooth
combine flour and salt, stir into creamed mixture
roll the dough to 1" balls
press to 3/8" thickness ( i use a glass cup)
indent the cookies with the back of the spoon, thumb or the pampered chef tart maker
place a small amount of jam into each cookie
bake for 10-12 minutes
let sit on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then cool on a wire rack
In a small bowl mix together the confectioners sugar and almond extract to form a gaze. add water a tsp at a time if the mixture is too thick to drizzle. I use a icing bag (or a ziploc bag, corner snipped off) to pipe the drizzle on so its perfect!

double this recipe it only makes about 24 cookies


carpediem said...

Just baked a batch of your cookies and they are YUMMMMY!!! They're still warm so I haven't drizzed the icing yet! Thanks for sharing your recipe! laura j

Bev said...

Lookin Yummy definitely! I'm gonna have to try it!


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