Raspberry jam sticks

I make these at Christmas. They are wonderful


1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder (make sure its fresh)
½ cup raspberry jam (I prefer the seedless)

Vanilla Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 teaspoons of water

Cookie instructions
In large bowl, stir together butter, sugars, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir in flour and baking powder. (If dough is soft, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Divide dough into 8 equal parts.

On ungreased cookie sheet, roll each part into 8 inch rope, press down until 1 1/2 inches wide. Make indentation in center of each with handle of wooden spoon. Fill the indentation with 1 tablespoon of jam.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown; cool 2 minutes.

Glaze instructions
Stir together glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.

Drizzle over strips. Cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces.

About 5 dozen cookies

These are sooooooo good - I make them every holiday and they just disappear! I just love them - if anyone in the forum has never made these - they should really try them - they are keepers!

I have even made them “thumbprint” sytle - rolling small balls instead of logs.

Kitchen Witch