Monday, September 6, 2010

Jelly Drops!

My sister-in-law and I made these tonight while working on laundry... ((Side Note: It's always advantageous to actually put the detergent into the washer before leaving for thirty minutes.  Otherwise you're clothes will not have the freshly-washed smell as you move them to the dryer.))

So anywho...We feel healthy when we eat these because we tell ourselves that there is fruit in them!!
We saw this recipe from a book I got as a wedding gift: 500 Cookies.  We tweaked it a little, so I'm putting the tweaked version up here (but at least now you know where we got our inspiration!! :) )

  • 1/2 cup butter (we used tub butter because I'm out of stick butter and it worked wonderfully)
  • 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour (my Mom & I always use self-rising flour instead of using all-purpose+bakingpowder+salt...never had a problem with it. :)
  • your choice of jellies (we used Mrs. Hornady's homemade plum jelly, her homemade blueberry jelly, and some orange marmalade from World Market...and Mrs. Hornady's jelly was the best!)
Preheat the oven to 350*F.  Line your cookie sheets with aluminum foil.  Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add the egg and beat.  Stir the flour into the butter mixture.  Roll the mimxture into balls and place them about 2 inches apart.  Use a handy-dandy wooden spoon handle (mine are plastic...but they look wooden haha) to make an indention into the top of each cookie.  ((Julia found it helpful to dip the end of the handle into a dish of flour before dipping it into the cookie so it doesn't stick.))  Fill the holes with jelly.  Bake 10-12 minutes until golden.  Add more jelly while the cookies are warm and move to a wire rack.  Store in an airtight container.  They'll keep for 4 to 5 days (but you'll eat them before then, I'm pretty sure!!)

An assortment of pictures from our adventure :) Click to view larger! :)

Finished product!! Yummmm....

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