Classic holiday baked sweets based on a simple shortbread cookie recipe.
Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup jam of your choice
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift flour and salt together. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until it becomes a creamy blend.
2. Mix the flour into the sugar and butter mixture in parts. The resulting dough should be crumbly but will hold together in your hands.
3. Scoop a tablespoon size amount of dough into your hand and shape into a 1″ ball. Using your thumb, press into it to create a small well.
4. Place on a greased baking sheet 2″ apart. Fill each well with a 1/2 tsp of jam.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.