Holly Berry Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons 2% milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Red Hots
- Green food coloring
- In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk. Add to crumb mixture just until moistened. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Spread jam on half of the cookies; top each with another cookie.
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; spread over cookies. Decorate with Red Hots before glaze is set. Let dry. Using a small new paintbrush and green food coloring, paint holly leaves on cookies.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 171 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Dec 14, 2017
Hoping so.eone can help. My aunt used to make and ship these to us all of the time. Tried this twice in the past 2 weeks and I can not get the dough to roll. I have added a bit more flour, etc.Can anyone advise? Thanks!
Dec 3, 2013
I look forward to making these every year. I was a bit skeptical when it came to a combination of cinnamon cookies and raspberry jam, but these really are the best cookies ever.
Dec 16, 2012
I make these every year. They are delicious and add a beautifully colorful cookie to my cookie platters. They look hard, but are very easy!