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Fingerklatschen Christmas Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened(10 tbs + 2 tsp)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • raspberry jam
  • confectioner's sugar

Details

Preparation

Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 325
2. Cream butter and granulated sugar; add egg yolks and beat until light.Add extract
3.Sift flour and salt and add to creamed mixture
4. Shape dough in to 1 inch balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Press the bottom of a thin wooden spoon into center of each cookie to make a shallow well.
5. Bake about 25 minutes till light brown
6. Press again in center after removing from oven
7. Cool on rack
8. when cool, fill centers with 1/8 tsp raspberry jam ( use toothpick to ease jam from 1/8 tsp) and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar
9. Place in container with wax paper between layers

Note: parchment paper stays better on cookie sheet when placing a thin line of crisco on top and bottom of sheet

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