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Easy Jelly Cookies

These yummy Jelly Cookies are definitely Santa approved and simple to make. You won’t regret making these cookies, especially when you enjoy them with your morning cup of coffee. So check your list twice and make sure this recipe is on there this Holiday season!

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Easy Jelly Cookie Recipe – Great for any Occasion

These jelly cookies are another family favorite recipe and are very simple to make. Using the same recipe as my Butter Christmas Cookies they taste just as yummy with your favorite jelly in the center.

One of my favorite things to look for at little festivals or fun stores like, Homegoods or Tuesday Morning, are unique jellies. I like to try different brands, or combinations of berries or fruit or even peppers.

I like to use jelly for all sorts of food, especially appetizers involving cheese! Recently I came across a Christmas Preserve and I knew it would have to be the jelly I used for some of our jelly cookies this year.

They turned out perfect and I loved the taste and the fact it was a Christmas Preserve. We usually use an Apricot preserve when I make these with my parents, along with raspberry preserve as well but you can use whatever flavor jelly you like.

Just like our Butter Christmas Cookies this recipe is simple and only requires powder sugar for dusting at the end. Feel free to get creative and use your favorite cookie shapes. They do not have to be all circles and the fun shapes taste just as yummy.

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This is a great cookie recipe to remember for a little party or fun treat to make for the office or at home. You can use different shapes to cater to a specific Holiday like heart cookie cutter for Valentine’s Day or just use a circle cookie cutter for anytime.

What I like about these cookies is they do not take very long to make. While the dough is chilling I clean up the kitchen. Usually by the time I am done the dough is ready to be rolled out and cut.

First, you will cream together the butter and sugar. Add in eggs one at a time, making sure to beat well in-between each one then, add vanilla.

Add your dry ingredients slowly making sure to mix well. This recipe will make about 3 dozen cookies depending on how big your cookie cutters are.

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After you make your cookie dough it is best to chill the dough. You can separate the dough into 2 small batches so it chills faster. I put mine in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Roll dough out until about 1/2 inch thick. Using the cookie cutters of your choice, press into dough and set onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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After you have made all your cookies roll the dough back into a ball and roll it out again. Repeat until no dough is left.

Spoon about a 1/2 tablespoon of your favorite jelly into the center of each cookie. Bake cookies at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to brown.

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Let cool and dust cookies with powder sugar using a sifter. Store in an air tight container for up to a week, if they last that long.

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Easy Jelly Cookies

These yummy jelly cookies are simple to make and definitely Santa approved. Enjoy them with a tall glass of ice cold milk or alongside your morning coffee. Either way you won’t be disappointed.
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch 5 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Favorite Jar or two of jelly preserves use a few different flavored jellies if desired
  • Powder Sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add in egg one at a time making sure to beat well in-between each one then, add vanilla.
  3. Add all dry ingredients slowly making sure to mix well.
  4. Chill dough for 30 minutes to one hour or put in freezer and chill for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Cover surface with flour and add some to dough before rolling out.
  6. With a rolling pin, roll chilled dough out and add flour as needed so it does not stick to the rolling pin. Roll out dough until about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and set onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. After you have made all your cookies roll the dough back into a ball and roll it out again. Do over until no dough left.
  9. Spoon about a ½ tablespoon to 1 tablespoon of jelly onto the center of each cookie before baking.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to brown.
  11. Remove cookies from oven and let cool completely. Dust with powder sugar and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If you would like to make these into thumbprint cookies roll dough into little balls and press thumb in center then add jelly and follow remaining instructions.

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