• Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Servings: 2 Dozen
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes


Our Grandmother's secret to most of her recipes was adding bourbon to it. We all took turns helping her make these cookies. Memories are great! The cookies even better.


  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks), sit out so it will be at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs, sit out so it will be at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup of your favorite jam
  • Thimble full of Kentucky Bourbon
  • Confectioners Sugar
  • Parchment paper


  • 1 Cream the butter and sugar on high speed for about 3 minutes.
  • 2 Separate the eggs. Add the yolks and vanilla extract to the butter mixture.
  • 3 Add the flour and salt. Ad the bourbon. Mix until just combined. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350F.
  • 4 Take a tablespoons full of dough. Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter in your hands. Place the balls on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • 5 Press down with your thumb to make a small well in the center of the cookie. Do not press too hard or the cookie will fall apart. Fill with 1/2 teaspoon of jam.
  • 6 Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly firm. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet to firm up before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • 7. When they are almost all cooled take a sifter and add powdered sugar to it. Sprinkle through the sifter onto the cookies.

Categories: Cookies 

Author Credit: Rose Fleischaker

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