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Ribbon Cookies (By Donna B of Summerville of So. Carolina)

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“Approx 4 yrs ago when my grandson was born, my brother insisted I join a website called grandparents.com. The site recently announced the winner of its "Delicious Desserts Recipe Contest" & Donna B's *Ribbon Cookies* recipe won the judges favor. To quote the site intro: "These stunning little revelations outdid our expectations. When you put that 1st one in your mouth, the light, lemony cookie & the gooey raspberry preserves create a symphony of flavor." (24 servings assumes 3 cookies per serving) *Enjoy* !”
READY IN:
32mins
SERVES:
24
YIELD:
72 6 dozen cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, cream together butter & sugar till well-blended. Add egg yolk, vanilla, lemon extract & lemon rind. Mix well.
  3. In a 2nd bowl, combine flour & salt. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar-butter mixture & blend well.
  4. Shape dough into 3/4-in diameter ropes along the length of the baking sheets. W/your finger, press a long groove into the middle of ea rope, being careful not to press all the way down to the baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.
  5. Remove cookies from the oven & spoon preserves (or jam) in a thin line down the centers of the grooves. Return to oven & bake 7-10 more minutes, till firm & light golden in color.
  6. Combine confectioners sugar & milk; drizzle sugar mixture over hot cookies. Immediately cut cookies at a 45 degree angle in 1-in lengths. Let cool on baking sheets & then transfer to cooling racks.

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