Thursday, November 15, 2007

Austrian Jam Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup chopped almonds
1 cup raspberry jam

In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and egg yolk; mix until fluffy. Stir in the flour, and refrigerate dough for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F ( 150 degrees C ). Grease cookie sheets

Measure out the dough by teaspoonfuls, and roll into balls. Dip the balls into chopped almonds and set on the prepared cookie sheet 1 inch apart. With a finger, make an indention in each cookie, fill the indention up with jam using a teaspoon or a pastry bag. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, cookies should be golden brown. Remove from pan after baking to cool on a wire rack.

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