Baking is one of my favorite things to do. Since an early age I was helping my mom in the kitchen and baking cookies, cakes, and other treats on my own. I especially like cookies and am always on the look out for a great cookie recipe. So I was excited to try this recipe that came on the cookie sheets that I just bought. Not only did the picture look amazing but it reminded me of a recipe that I used to make all the time called thump prints. The other great thing about this recipe is that it only makes 2 dozen cookies which means that I don’t have 5 dozen cookies to eat before they go bad and pack on a extra 5 pounds because of it. I hope you give it a try and enjoy!
Strawberry Filled Butter Cookies with Lemon Glaze
~ 3/4 cups butter, room temperature
~ 1/4 cup granulated sugar
~ 1/4 cup brown sugar
~ 1 egg
~ 1 tsp almond extract
~ 3/4 cups flour
~ 1/4 tsp salt
~ 1/4 cup strawberry jam
~ 1/3 cup powdered sugar
~ 2-3 tsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375o F. Beat butter and sugars on medium speed until well blended. Add egg and almond extract, beating until well incorporated. Slowly add flour and salt and mix until combined. Form dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet about two inches apart. Press into the center of each cookie with your finger to make a well. Fill each well with about 1/2 teaspoon strawberry jam. Bake until golden brown on the bottom, about 9-11 minutes. While the cookies are baking, stir together the powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons lemon juice; if necessary add additional lemon juice to get a drizzling consistency. Remove cookies from oven and drizzle with lemon glaze. Drizzle with additional glaze after cookies have cooled, if desired. makes about two dozen cookies.
*I refrigerated my dough for an hour or so to make the dough easier to roll into balls.
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