“These are quite similar to a shortbread --- for the holidays place a candied red or green cherry in the middle of each cookie in place of the jelly or jam.”
READY IN:
18mins
SERVES:
24
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. set oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a cookie/baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed beat the butter with vanilla and almond extract (if using) until fluffy.
  4. In a bowl combine the confectioners sugar with cornstarch and flour; add to the creamed mixture and beat until smooth and combined.
  5. Using hands shape into 24 round balls, then place on cookie sheet about 2-inches apart.
  6. Push down slightly using the palm of your hand then make a small indent in the middle of each cookie.
  7. Spoon about 1 teaspoon jelly or jam into the hole.
  8. Bake for about 8-10 minutes (watch closely that the edges do not brown too much).
  9. Cool on wire racks.

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