These jam-filled cookies look bright and cheery for holiday cookie plates! Recipe makes about 40 cookies.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: cookies, walnuts
Author: Beth Cato
1/4cupunsalted butter half stick
2 2/3cupall-purpose flour
1/3cupseedless fruit jam or preserves, avoid big chunks
Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a big bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
In another bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture while also intermittently adding in the sour cream.
Use a teaspoon scoop to measure the dough. Roll into balls, then roll each ball in the chopped walnuts. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Use the end of a wooden spoon or another kitchen tool to create a deep indentation in the middle of each cookie. Add a dollop of jam to fill each well.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until set. Let cool on cookies sheet for a few minutes, then move to rack. Store in a sealed container with waxed paper between the layers. Keeps for at least 3 days.