Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 43: Split Seconds (Jam Filled Butter Cookies)

Though my boy's elementary school, I have met some wonderful moms. These women are nothing short of amazing. They are thoughtful, kind, successful and talented. Each year my "mom circle" seems to get bigger. One of the mom traditions I am happy to be apart of is our monthly (well, it started out monthly...now sometimes there are a few months between) Coffee Talk.

After we drop our children off at school we get together at someones house for coffee, treats and conversation. I was hosting and decided to make cookie that was both easy to bake and would produce enough to serve the masses.

This recipe is from one of my favorite cookie books: Pillsbury Best Cookies Cookbook. This recipe originally won Karin Fellows the $1000 prize in the 1954 Bake Off Contest.

Split Seconds
from the Pillsbury Best Cookies Cookbook

2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup of butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup of red preserves (I used E.D. Smith Raspberry Cherry Pomegranate Acai More Fruit)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream sugar and butter
Add vanilla and egg, mix well
Add Flour and baking powder, mix well.
Divide dough into 4 equal parts.
On a lightly floured surface, shape each part into a 12 inch roll.
Place on ungreased cookie sheets, then make a depression down the middle.
Fill with preserves

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, cool slightly on cookie sheet then move to a cooling rack. Once cooled slice each roll diagonally into 12 pieces.

The ladies enjoyed these, and the boys gave them a thumbs up, too. Next time you need to bring a something sweet to a get together this is the cookie to show up with!


Katie Lynn said...

These look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

Love these, I will be trying!!