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Holly Berry Cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red Hots
  • Green food coloring


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk. Add to crumb mixture just until moistened. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° until edges are lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Spread jam on half of the cookies; top each with another cookie.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; spread over cookies. Decorate with Red Hots before glaze is set. Let dry. Using a small new paintbrush and green food coloring, paint holly leaves on cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 171 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


Average Rating: 5
  • Melissa
    Dec 31, 1969

    Hoping so.eone can help. My aunt used to make and ship these to us all of the time. Tried this twice in the past 2 weeks and I can not get the dough to roll. I have added a bit more flour, etc.

    Can anyone advise? Thanks!

  • Rella13
    Dec 31, 1969

    I look forward to making these every year. I was a bit skeptical when it came to a combination of cinnamon cookies and raspberry jam, but these really are the best cookies ever.

  • dragonflymyty
    Dec 16, 2012

    I make these every year. They are delicious and add a beautifully colorful cookie to my cookie platters. They look hard, but are very easy!

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