Raspberry Ribbons

Raspberry Ribbons

Photo by lisapearce

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  • Cookie:

  • 1

    cup butter, softened

  • 2

    and ½ cups all purpose flour

  • ½

    cup sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    egg, slightly beaten

  • Orange zest from one orange (Not part of the original recipe. I added this.)

  • Raspberry jam

  • Glaze:

  • ¾

    cup powdered sugar

  • ¼

    teaspoon almond flavoring

  • 3 to 4

    teaspoons milk


Directions: In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add about half the flour, along with the sugar, vanilla, salt, egg and orange zest. Beat with mixer until throughly combined. Add the rest of the flour, mixing until the dough sticks together to form a ball. (Here's another handy little gadget! I love this silicone spatula. If you do not have one of these yet, run to your nearest cooking gadget store and pick one up. You will never go back to the rubber spatulas on a stick.) Gather the dough into a ball and knead slightly. Divide the cookie dough into 8 equal portions. On a slightly floured surface roll each portion of dough in to a 9 inch long rope. (My kids always helped roll these and we called them "snakes") These do not have to be perfect. Place the ropes/snakes of dough on ungreased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. With a wooden spoon handle, press a long groove down length of ropes. Bake in a 375 oven for 10 minutes. (You can see that they puff up a bit, but do not spread a lot.) Spoon jam into groove. Bake for about 5 minutes more, or till edges begin to slightly brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Mix up the glaze while you are waiting. Add powdered sugar, almond flavor and 3-4 teaspoons of milk to make a drizzling consistency. Using a large spatula, remove cookies to a cutting board. Drizzle powdered sugar glaze over warm cookies. Cut into 1 inch slices, on an angle. Cool cookies completely on racks. Makes about 72 cookies. Yummy and pretty!


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