Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jelly Drops

These are not too sweet, and would be perfect with a cup of tea on a snowy day. This is the first recipe I'm trying out from the book, 500 Cookies that I received as a birthday gift from my sister and her family.

1/2 c. (1 stick) sweet butter
2/3 superfine sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. jelly, any flavor

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well.

Sift the flour and baking powder and stir into the butter mixture. Roll the mixture into balls and place them at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

Press a finger into each ball and fill the hole with a little jelly. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. Add a little more jelly while the cookies are still warm.

Cool on a wire rack, and store in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days.

Adapted from 500 cookies by Philippa Vanstone

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