Sweetheart Cookies


3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons raspberry or strawberry preserves
Confectioners’ sugar
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add egg yolk; mix well.  Stir in flour by hand.  On a lightly floured surface, gently knead dough for 2-3 minutes or until thoroughly combined.  Roll into 1-in. balls.  Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.  Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indention in the center of each.  Fill each with 1/4 teaspoon preserves.  Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Remove to wire racks.  Dust warm cookies with confectioners’ sugar if desired.  Cool.  Yield:  approx. 2 dozen.

Recipe was from Country Woman Christmas 2000.  Originally submitted by Pamela Esposito, Smithville, NJ.

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  • Betty | Dec 16, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Ok I have all the things I need for these, the recipe looks so simple. My son needs to take cookies for school party on friday so I will be attempting to make these. Wish me luck! I will let you know how they turn out. 😉

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  • Kris Caputo Hurley | Dec 17, 2008 at 10:29 am

    These were absolutely one of my favorites!! Beautiful and delicious!! Yahoo TIM! 😉

  • Christine | Dec 17, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Yes, these were VERY tasty, but I must say they were the prettiest cookies on the table. What can I say, looks count!

  • Betty | Dec 18, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    These were great. I just made some, they did come out looking very cute and taste great. Looking around at the other cookie recipes since I have a cookie party to go to this weekend.

  • Betty | Dec 18, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Oh wait and let me tell you I even used sugar free preserves!