oohhh YUMMY-but not a card…

Christmas cards- Check

Teacher gifts-Check (thank goodness for my 12 days of christmas stamping treats!!!)

several type of cookies- check

gifts- check

laundry- check

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

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  1. carpediem
    December 22, 2009 / 12:48 am

    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

  2. Bev
    December 22, 2009 / 2:00 pm

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

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