A spicy sandwich cookie filled with raspberry or blackberry jam and decorated with "holly".

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl combine the flour, white sugar, ground cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl beat the egg and 1/4 cup of milk. Add this to the crumb mixture until the dough is moistened. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut with a 2 inch round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Once cool spread jam on half of the cookies then top each with another cookie.

  • To Make Glaze: Combine the confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread glaze over the cookie and decorate with red cinnamon candy before the glaze is set. Let dry. Using a small new paintbrush and green food coloring, paint holly leaves on cookies.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 69.7g; fat 8.5g; cholesterol 36.4mg; sodium 144.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
I agree this is a time-consuming recipe but it is definitely worth it! I have made these several times and always get many compliments. I even made them at Easter using an oval cookie cutter and decorated them like Easter eggs. This year I will make Christmas trees and Snowmen. Use your imagination! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
I agree this is a time-consuming recipe but it is definitely worth it! I have made these several times and always get many compliments. I even made them at Easter using an oval cookie cutter and decorated them like Easter eggs. This year I will make Christmas trees and Snowmen. Use your imagination! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2002
very tasty cookies. They are quite time-consuming to decorate though it is worth it to see a beautiful finished product. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
my all time favorite christmas cookie. my whole family loves these. yes they are time consuming to make but so worth it. For a crispier cookie roll the dough thinner for a softer cookie go slightly thicker. These freeze well. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2013
This cookie is really good. Once completely cool they are tender and crisp. I ran out of flour after my first batch but had some self rising flour. I used it without adding the baking powder on my second batch and they came out perfectly! Instead of the decoration described in the recipe I used linzer cookie cutters to cut a design in the tip cookie. A great tip I discovered is to warm the jam in the microwave. Then I just spooned it onto the bottom cookie and placed the top layer on it. It oozed up into the cut out perfectly and looks like stained glass a bit when it cools. I ran out of jam (I made so many!) so I had an idea to use white chocolate. I melted the white chocolate added a few drops of green food coloring and used it for filling the cookies with Christmas tree cutouts. I added sprinkles before the chocolate cooled. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2015
I used this recipe to make the Jammy Dodger cookies from Doctor Who. I omitted the cinnamon and didn't use the candies and green food coloring. It turned out great but the dough was really hard to roll out since it was so sticky. I cut them out in circles and then I used a small round cutter in the middle to make the hole for half of them. Think TARDIS self-destruct button!:D Read More
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