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This jelly-filled cookie recipe has been in my mother's family for more years than I've been alive! It's my favorite cookie; my comfort food.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter, sugar, and egg yolks together in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually mix in flour until a soft dough forms. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place balls onto ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Use your finger or an instrument of similar size to make a well in the center of each cookie; fill the hole with 1/2 teaspoon of preserves.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Tips

If dough is too soft to roll into balls, refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 10.5g; fat 4.1g; cholesterol 21.5mg; sodium 29.2mg. Full Nutrition
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