• Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 12 cookies
  • Preparation Time:


I like to try a new cookie recipe each Christmas and when I found this on the net I knew it was a "keeper". It is a little more involved than most cookie recipes, but I enjoyed them very much and they looked absolutely beautiful.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/4 cup candied cherries, chopped


  • Cream butter. Add sugar, creaming well. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness.
  • Cut into 2 inch rounds, and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until very lightly browned at edges.
  • Cool thoroughly.
  • Spread half of the cookies with jam, and top with remaining cookies.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar, almond extract,
  • and enough hot water to make a thin icing.
  • Frost tops of cookies. Top each with a small piece of candied cherry.
  • Store in covered tin.

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