Strawberry Wedding Bell Cookies Recipe
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Strawberry Wedding Bell Cookies Recipe

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To ring in a joyous occasion like a bridal shower or wedding, I'm often asked to make these festive cookies. You can use different flavors of jam to suit your tastes. —Laurie Messer, Bonifay, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 115 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough into fourths. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-in. round cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon jam in the center and spread to within 1/4 in. of edge.
  3. Shape into a bell by folding edges of dough to meet over filling. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Strawberry Wedding Bell Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p207

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Yasy User ID: 8191290 216428
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"The dough was easy to make, but at the time of baking the cookies open up, any suggestion in how to prevent this. Or any recepie sthat I can use the dough."

MLS_eagle User ID: 1736104 90232
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"I made these last night and found that the 2-in cookie cutter was too small. The cookies opened up while cooking. I ended up forming Empanadas instead, crimping the edges with a fork. They cooked much better and stayed closed! Used red plum jam instead."

Debbi-D User ID: 5716495 33326
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"I liked working with the dough. It required 15 min. baking time, when rolled to the recommended thickness. Use ony 1/4 teas. of jam. It wants to bake out. Use a toothpick to secure before baking. Wants to pop open while baking. I'm trying to think what else I could use this dough for. There is no sugar in the dough. This could be a good base for other options. Maybe mini-chips."

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