Jam-Filled Sugar Cookies

Fredericksburg Farms


INGREDIENTS
3 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups butter softened
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup Fredericksburg Farms Old Fashioned Strawberries Preserves
Confectioners' sugar for dusting

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until just combined.
  3. Add the flour, water, and salt and mix on low speed until the dough comes together in a mass.
  4. Dump the dough out onto your work surface and shape into a flat disk. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll the dough out to a uniform 1/4 inch thickness and, using a cookie cutter, cut rounds (or hearts). Using a smaller cookie cutter, make holes in the middle of half of your rounds.
  6. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and chill for an additional 15 minutes prior to baking.
  7. Bake the cookies for 20 - 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool to room temperature.
  9. Dust the cut out cookies with confectioners' sugar and spread strawberry jam on each solid cookie.
  10. Sandwich your cookies together.


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