Colorful cookies, sure to be a hit during the holiday season. Use any variety of jam for the center. Cookies may be refrigerated to set chocolate.

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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until creamy and smooth. Mix flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl; gradually beat flour mixture into creamed butter mixture until dough is smooth. Fold walnuts into the dough. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Roll cookie dough into 6 dozen small balls and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Press the center of each ball using your thumb to form a small well. Fill the depressions with jam.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are light golden brown, about 18 minutes.

  • Melt white chocolate and shortening together in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Drizzle melted white chocolate mixture over cookies.

  • Cool cookies on the sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; 7 g total fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 52 mg sodium. 12.8 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2018
This is a terrific jam butter cookie. I did do a couple things different. Instead of walnuts, I used a half cup of ground almonds. I also added 1/4 tsp of almond flavoring to enhance the almond flavor. My kids don't like white chocolate, so I just dusted the cookies with powdered sugar instead. They were a big hit at a church function! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2018
This is a terrific jam butter cookie. I did do a couple things different. Instead of walnuts, I used a half cup of ground almonds. I also added 1/4 tsp of almond flavoring to enhance the almond flavor. My kids don't like white chocolate, so I just dusted the cookies with powdered sugar instead. They were a big hit at a church function! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
These are amazing. I'm not a big fruit cookie person, but these are some of the best cookies I have ever eaten. The cookies do not come out shaped as perfect as in the pic. The jelly sometimes melts over the side of the cookie onto the pan. The bigger you make the cookie, the more irregular shaped it will be. I wanted more white chocolate for the tops so I melted 3 (4oz) bars and it was to die for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2018
This is a terrific jam butter cookie. I did do a couple things different. Instead of walnuts, I used a half cup of ground almonds. I also added 1/4 tsp of almond flavoring to enhance the almond flavor. My kids don't like white chocolate, so I just dusted the cookies with powdered sugar instead. They were a big hit at a church function! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2019
These were delicious and a hit with everyone who tried them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
had to make a 2nd batch because everyone loved them. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2018
I would make this again I halved the recipe the dough did not hold together so I added another quarter cup of butter note I did not add the nuts either. I did microwave the dough a few seconds to get it to hold together. They were great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2018
My daughter and I just made a batch of these (with some variations) and they are fabulous! We omitted the walnuts and made our own fillings/toppings. They baked up beautifully and will be perfect to deliver to our neighbors for Christmas! We filled ours with some strawberry jam christmas nonpareils red and green sprinkles and some hershey kisses. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
kids loved it too made it just as directed and they turned out great i made mine a bit bigger im guessing ended up with almost 4 dozen with the balls being 3/4 size:) Read More