Christmas Jewel Cookies

Tami Hartlaub

By
@tami4gsd

This has been a staple on my Christmas cookie plate since I first started making cookies as a teen. Now 40 years later, this cookie is still the most requested by my family at Christmas.
This thumbprint cookie has a tender crumb & just melts in your mouth. The recipe is unique and I believe the hard cooked egg yolks are what gives it the delightful texture.
I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine. Perhaps it will become a family tradition in your home too!


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
margerine
1/2 c
sugar
3
hard cooked egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
flour
strawberry jam

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream butter & sugar together until light & fluffy. Break up egg yolks into creamed mixture. Blend well. Add vanilla. Stir in flour. Chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Make a small dent in the top of each cookie with finger. Bake in 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, fill dent with jam. Return to oven for 1-2 minutes to set jam.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom