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Holly Berry Cookies

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"A spicy sandwich cookie filled with raspberry or blackberry jam and decorated with "holly"."
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servings 362
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)


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  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 362 calories; 8.5 69.7 3 36 145 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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, ...

very tasty cookies. They are quite time-consuming to decorate, though it is worth it to see a beautiful finished product.

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 powde...

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 ha...