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Raspberry Dreams Recipe

Raspberry Dreams Recipe

I made variations to my friend's recipe to come up with this version. Family and friends look forward to me baking these each Christmas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:54 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 drop lemon juice
  • 5-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) raspberry preserves
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 drop lemon juice
  • 1 drop red food coloring, optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and lemon juice. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Divide dough into three portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 4. Spread raspberry preserves on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.
  • 5. For icing, combine the sugar, lemon juice, food coloring if desired and enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cookies. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 148 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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Elizabeth Woodford User ID: 6978334 71855
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"I first made this recipe one Christmas as an attempt to replicate some of my favorite cookies from a bakery in Minnesota. All my family agreed that these tasted extremely similar, and are now a new favorite. The only thing is that due to the sandwiching process they are a bit more time-consuming, but my family thinks that the results are well worth the extra time."

adams187 User ID: 4122404 80055
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"Something is missing. There is not enough liquids. The dough was so dry after adding the flour, I couldn't even form balls let alone roll it. I ended up adding more lemon juice."

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