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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fruit Preserves Filled Sugar Cookies Recipe

One of my favorite sugar cookie recipes to make for my family is this easy recipe to make homemade sugar cookies that utilizes jar fruit preserves (we like using strawberry fruit preserves but you can use your favorite flavor). If you are really pressed for time, you can purchased refrigerated sugar cookie dough (in those rolls) and use that instead of this homemade dough.

Fruit Preserve Filled Sugar Cookies Recipe

1 medium sized jar of fruit preserves (we like strawberry)
1/2 cup margarine or butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon cold milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the margarine and granulated sugar. Add the large egg and beat well with an electric mixer. Stir in the milk and almond extract. Mix in the dry ingredients one at a time until the dough mixture is well combined. Cover your bowl and place into the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Roll out the dough (thin) and cut with a plain round cookie cutter. Place the dough circle onto a greased baking sheet. Spoon a big spoonful of fruit preserves onto the center of the dough and top with another dough circle that you cut out. Press the dough edges together to seal them. You will want to space the cookies out on the baking sheet about 1" apart.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until done. This recipe will make 15 to 20 cookies depending on how big you make them. Store in an air-tight container to store them.

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