Sunday, September 26, 2010

Jam Filled Cookies

Baked cookies for my grandmother and aunt.
I loved them, and you should try them. Simple as that.

jam-filled cookies

- 1 c. shortening
- 1 c. granulated sugar ( i used 3/4)
- 1 c. packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 buttermilk ( i used regular milk)
- 1 t. vanilla
- 3 1/2 c. all purpose flour
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. salt
- strawberry preserves, or any other kind
of preserves that you would like.
I used strawberry and blueberry preserves.

1. in a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars.
    add eggs, milk and vanilla; mix until smooth.

2. stir together flour and next three ingredients;
    stir into creamed mixture. cover and chill.
   (chill for about an hour, if not dough will be very
    hard to work with. i put the dough in the freezer.)

3. after your dough is chilled, you roll it out,
    (not to thick since you will be covering with another
    piece of dough)
    on a very good floured surface so it won’t stick.
    cut into rounds with cookie cutter.

4. place 1 t. preserves on half of the rounds;
    top with remaining rounds.
    lightly seal the edges with a fork. ( keyword: lightly)
    with knife, cut crisscross slits in tops of cookies.
    bake at 350, until golden, 10-15 minutes.
   ( i baked mine in a 375 degree oven for 12 minutes.)

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