Jam Filled Butter Cookies


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.

close up view of Jam Filled Butter Cookies in a Tupperware container
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
3 dozen


  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup fruit preserves, any flavor


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

  2. 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.

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


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* 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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