This recipe belonged to my mother. It is one the many cookies from her Christmas cookie collection.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup chopped almonds
- 1 cup raspberry jam
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and egg yolk; mix until fluffy. Stir in the flour, and refrigerate dough for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F ( 150 degrees C ). Grease cookie sheets
Measure out the dough by teaspoonfuls, and roll into balls. Dip the balls into chopped almonds and set on the prepared cookie sheet 1 inch apart. With a finger, make an indention in each cookie, fill the indention up with jam using a teaspoon or a pastry bag. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, cookies should be golden brown. Remove from pan after baking to cool on a wire rack.