November 27, 2005

Jam Dotted Shortbread Cookies

Jam Dotted Shortbread Cookies


6 oz butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
good quality jam


Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet (or two if small) with butter. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and beat until smooth. Add baking powder and flour, mix to form a thick dough. Roll into small 1 1/2 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet. With your spoon or a fingertip, make a shallow dent in the top of each cookie. Fill with a tiny bit of jam. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool on wire racks.