Sunday, October 30, 2011

Skull Cookies (Jam Filled Shortbread Cookies)

I found some cute cookie cutters at Target this year and have been using them to make fun sandwiches....but this weekend we made some fun cookies. My 3 year old was too scared to eat them, but the others thought they were fun. John thought they tasted good, too.

Recipe for cookies: (recipe from What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine)

1 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl to form a dough, except for preserves.
Chill dough 1 hour
Roll into an 1/8 inch thickness and cut into circles with a shot glass or cookie cutter of your choice. You will need two pieces of dough to make a sandwich, for each cookies.

Fill with 1/2 teaspoon of jam and top with another circle, take a knife and put a little hole in the center, place on greased sprayed cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven at 350* until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cool and dust with confectionery sugar.

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