Glad to see you stop by! This is a collection of recipes I have developed, received from friends or was inspired by and altered somehow. While I try to post all food photos I just cannot help but share some of my Vintage clippings with you from my Gran's recipe drawer, my great Gran's tin and of course my Mum's treasure trove of her Gran's lovely publications all kept so prim, not to mention the cache my Mum also had and even mine too! They are all regularly used recipes, loved by my family, friends, and now you my treasured readers Enjoy!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Jewel Box Cookies

Jewel Box  Cookies


1 cup plus 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 large egg yolk, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup Cherry Preserves, or your favorite jam or preserves


1COMBINE flour and sugar in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until coarse crumbs form. Add beaten egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until dough holds together.
2SHAPE into small balls using half teaspoonfuls. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet. Make small indentation in center of each cookie. Chill 20 minutes.
3HEAT oven to 350°F. Fill each cookie with scant 1/4 teaspoon jam, jelly or preserves. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until just golden around the edges.
TIPFor added sparkle, unbaked cookies may be rolled in coarse bakery sugar crystals available from my shoppe before being placed on cookie sheet to chill. 

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