Granny's Strawberry Preserves-Filled Cookies

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Lightly spiced, soft cookies with a strawberry jam filling. Mmmmm! These are my favorite of the cookies mom makes every Christmas.

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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 6 tablespoons strawberry preserves, or as needed

Directions

  1. Beat shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.

  2. Mix milk and vinegar together and let stand 5 minutes to make 'sour milk'. Stir sour milk, eggs, and vanilla extract into shortening mixture.

  3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Mix flour mixture into shortening mixture until incorporated. Refrigerate until fully chilled, 2 hours to overnight.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Roll dough to a 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface; cut into 2-inch rounds using a cookie cutter. Spoon 1 teaspoon preserves into the center of half the cookies; cover with remaining cookies. Lightly press edges of cookies together using a fork. Cut criss-cross slits into the top of each cookie using a knife. Arrange cookies on an ungreased baking sheet.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are golden, 13 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

These spread out a lot while baking. You will only get 6 or 8 on a full-sized cookie sheet. Keep the dough cold between each rolling; it will roll out better.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
6g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 28mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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