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Almond Jelly Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

5 dozen

My mother-in-law used to send these wonderful almond jelly cookies in her special "care" packages to our family. We could hardly wait to open the box and dig in!
Almond Jelly Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups ground almonds
  • 1 cup jelly or jam of your choice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Repeat with remaining dough, using a 2-in. doughnut cutter so the center is out of each cookie.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. Spread 1/2 teaspoon jelly over the bottom of the solid cookies; place cookies with cutout center over jelly.

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