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jam slices

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Laurie Sanders
Seattle, WA

My friend, Kristin, sent me the original recipe for these. I made them per the recipe the first time but discovered that they needed "something" in the dough so my version includes a dash of salt and some vanilla or almond flavoring.

(1 rating)
yield 15 -20
prep time 45 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jam slices

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2/3 c
    white sugar
  • 2 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla or almond flavoring (your preference)
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 dash
  • 4 Tbsp
    or more red fruit preserves (raspberry, strawberry, etc.)
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    cold water

How To Make jam slices

  • 1
    Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffly. Beat in the eggs one at a time and beat well after each one is added. Add the vanilla or almond flavoring. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the dough mixing until well incoporated.
  • 2
    Divide the dough into 5 sections. Roll each until about 12 inches in length using a little flour on your hands and the counter so it doesn't stick. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Make an indentation along the center of each log and fill with preserves. (See photo) Bake on center rack of the oven for about 15 minutes or a little less at 400 degrees.
  • 4
    Mix the powdered sugar and water and spread over the warm cookie logs. Cut into 1/2 inch wide diagnol slices while they are still warm.