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Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies Recipe

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On busy days, I appreciate this fast-to-fix drop sugar cookie. Top each cookie with your favorite flavor of jam or jelly. —June Quinn, Kalamazoo, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 42 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup jam or jelly

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 84 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until blended. Beat in eggs, extracts and lemon peel. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, redipping in sugar as needed.
  3. Place 1/4 teaspoon jelly in the center of each cookie. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p92


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mamaknowsbest
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"My mom has been making these easy sugar cookies since she was a child. A great sugar cookie recipe to use when out of butter! Like my mom and other reviewers, I do occasionally need to add an additional extra table spoon of flour. Don't let that fact scare you from this tasty cookie! Good with or without jelly topping. As a volunteer food editor with Taste of Home I love using these classic recipes."

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crankyankee
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"very good"

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jaybear3752@aol.com
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"I've made these amazing cookies and my family loved them. I tweaked the ingredients a bit and they turned out delicious."

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Raygina
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"I don't see any issue between the ingredients and the instructions. Mine came out a little spread so I added a tablespoon of flour and they were great!"

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Tanya7774
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"This cookie was spread too much and the batter was too runny and could not be pressed down as directed. The instructions in the cookbook itself are correct, but here they are wrong."

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sharon rinard
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"kind of confusing: ingredients list baking powder, but directions say to add baking soda. Which one is correct? Sharon"

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Jankel
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"Re: Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies

So what are the ingredients. Does the vanilla and lemon extract still belong. I want to make these cookies but I want them to come out the correct way.
Jankel"

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thebabyjane
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2008

"It does seem that a recipe for ginger cookies got mixed up in this recipe. Easy enough to just leave out the goofy ingredients. ... ginger, cinnamon and cloves."

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dreambig
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2008

"The list of ingredients and the ingredients in the directions do not match - causes confusion in cooking."

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