Jelly-Centered Sugar Cookies

“Sugar cookies are pretty good by themselves, but the jelly or jam in this recipe really kicks them up to the next level. From the New England chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.”
24 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift first three ingredients together.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy' add eggs, milk and lemon juice.
  3. Blend well and add flour mixture; mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Chill.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease cookie sheets.
  6. Place half the dough on a well-floured board and roll to 1/8" thickness.
  7. Cut with a 2" round cookie cutter and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Place a teaspoonful of jelly or jam in the center of each cookie.
  9. Roll remaining dough to the same thickness and cut with the same cookie cutter.
  10. Place a layer of dough over each jelly filled cookie and press the edges of the cookie with a fork to seal in the jelly.
  11. Sprinkle lightly with sugar and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.

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