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Jelly Sandwich Cookies

To create the stained glass effect of these cookies, I sandwich jelly between two layers of basic dough. Your favorite raisin filling is excellent here, too. —Gloria McBride, Payson, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen



  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Using a 1-1/2-in. cookie cutter of your choice, cut out the center of half of the cookies.
  • Place whole cookies 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Spread with 1 teaspoon jelly or jam; top with cutout cookies. Pinch edges with a fork to seal. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 98 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • NanaHenderson
    Jan 2, 2017

    This is the best Sugar Cookie dough I have made. It is a tender dough. I did roll the dough out thicker about 1/4 inch and then put the Jelly on but it was just a big tender cookie. They looked beautiful. My husband wouldn't stop eating them. Great cookie.

  • lvarner
    Dec 1, 2014

    These are a fantastic addition to a holiday cookie tray. They not only look lovely but they taste great too. They do take some time to make but are worth it!

  • gwashington1961
    Aug 4, 2012

    This is a great recipe for using a basic cookie dough. I observe that youare directed to remove the design on the top cookie - then throw away the cutouts. This is a bad instruction! Just bake those tiny shapes as individual cookies. You can eat them plain or iced. Rather than using jams or jellies will give you colors for the season, or using the mentioned raisin filling will fit in appropriately at Thanksgiving - or any other season of the year.

  • catlovesbooks
    Dec 24, 2011

    Terrific Recipe! My whole family and everyone who eats these LOVES them! :)

  • montanawomn
    Dec 23, 2008

    just what i was looking for thank you sooooo much!!!