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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.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 45 mins
20 mins
6 dozen cookies


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


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 12.8g; fat 7g; cholesterol 13.9mg; sodium 51.7mg. Full Nutrition