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Almond Jelly Cookies

Almond Jelly CookiesMy mother-in-law used to send these wonderful almond jelly cookies in her special “care” packages…

Almond Jelly Cookies

Almond Jelly Cookies


1-1/2 cups butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups ground almonds 1 cup jelly or jam of your choice


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in vanilla.

Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Stir in almonds.

Refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough to 1/8-in.


Cut with a 2-in.

round cookie cutter.

Repeat with remaining dough, using a 2-in.

doughnut cutter so the center is out of each cookie.

Place 1 in.

apart on ungreased baking sheets.

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Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Remove to wire racks to cool.

Spread 1/2 teaspoon jelly over the bottom of the solid cookies; place cookies with cutout center over jelly.

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