In The Christmas Kitchen

Dolls & Copper Cookie Cutters By Robert & Mary Maki Rae - 2009 (c)
Someone's in the Kitchen  - Ready to Bake up some Good Cookies -! What's a Holiday without some Tried & True Recipes-!
Following is one for Filled Cookies that We make every year - mixed with a new recipe or two.  Happy Baking-!
Filled Cookies
16 Tbls. (2 cubes) Butter                            
2/3 Cups Sugar                                         
1 Large Egg                                                
1-1/2 tsp. Vanilla 
1/4 Tsp. Almond Extract
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
2-1/2 Cups Flour                                      
Grated Zest of 1 Medium Lemon 
3/4 - 1 Cup of Marmalade or Apple Butter Preserves
Place into Kitchen Aid - Two cubes of Butter - Cut into small pieces.
Add Sugar - Beat until Creamy.
Beat in Egg, Vanilla, Almond Extract, and Zest.
Blend in Flour, Salt Baking Soda.
Turn out onto Pastry Cloth.
Divide Dough in Half and Roll out to 1/8" thickness.
Cut into Desired Shapes.
Lay first half of Cookie on baking sheet that has been lined with Parchment Paper.
Dot with filling.  Cover with Second Half.
Press down edges with Fork.
Bake 9 - 11 Minutes or until edges are just brown.
Cool - Store in Air-tight Container 3-4 Days or Freeze up to 1 Month.

NOTE: Don't Forget to Sprinkle Powdered Sugar (through a screen) onto the Cookies - when they are Completely Cooled. It Looks just like SNOW-!



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