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1/2 c butter-softened
1/2 c sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c red jam-raspberry or strawberry

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Lillian Russo Recipe
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Long Island, NY
Member Since Jul 2010
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This is a Halloween recipe I found on the Internet! It looked like a great idea so I tried it today! My teen daughter got a kick out of it! This is a photo of my cookies!
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In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and extracts.
Add flour and salt to the bowl and mix them into the butter-sugar mixture at low speed until dough is just combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 325F.
Divide dough in half and keep the portion you are not using in the refrigerator.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out 2-inch rounds.
Place rounds on a baking sheet, put a teaspoon of jam on each of them and cover with another round of dough. Press edges down lightly, pinching the edges onto the cookie sheet. Use a toothpick and poke two small holes (like a vampire bite) in the top of each cookie.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set.
Dip a toothpick in some extra red jam and re-insert in the “bite” holes you made before baking to emphasize them, if not already red. Draw a blood trickle down from one of the bites with the jam, if desired.
Makes about 2 dozen.

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user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Oct 24, 2010
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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Oct 24, 2010
OMGosh...what a fun idea!
user Bonnie D. Utahn - Oct 24, 2010
Cute, cute, cute! I love it!
user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Oct 24, 2010
Lillian Did you try to take a bite out of them before you took the pic...LOL Very cute!!!
user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Oct 24, 2010
Thanks! Thats what I thought when I first saw this recipe!

Josele, thats exactly what the original photo looked had a bite taken out of it! I didn't want to be too much of a copycat so I didn't do that! lol!

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