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Granny's Strawberry Preserves-Filled Cookies

Julie Holden

"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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Ingredients

3 h 15 m servings 153 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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; 6.2 g fat; 23.2 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 120 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I submitted this recipe - they made an error in the amount of preserves needed. Technically it would be 12 tbsp (or 3/4 cup) but I usually use a liberal tsp so have a full jar on hand! I also wa...

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I did not care for the dough (nutmeg) flavour at all in this recipe. It did not seem to suit the filling. I gave it 3 stars because with some changes this could be a really good recipe. Perhaps ...

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I submitted this recipe - they made an error in the amount of preserves needed. Technically it would be 12 tbsp (or 3/4 cup) but I usually use a liberal tsp so have a full jar on hand! I also wa...

I did not care for the dough (nutmeg) flavour at all in this recipe. It did not seem to suit the filling. I gave it 3 stars because with some changes this could be a really good recipe. Perhaps ...

OK, I had to say "this recipe was extremely hard to work with..dough needed more flour in order to roll out. Butttt, because I love working with dough, it was a fun challenge, and well worth it....

This is the exact same recipe that my mother-in-law used to make. These cookies are absolutely wonderful. This was such a special and beloved recipe, that my mother-in-law would not share it out...

My family loves this recipe! It was handed down from my great grandmother and I have been making them for my family for 20 years. It is a little laborious but absolutely worth it.

I just used the cookie dough recipe because I lost the one my mom used every year to fill with mincemeat. It was so good. I buy the jar of mincemeat and add orange zest, golden raisins, and min...