Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
Makesabout 5 dozen
These did not turn out at all like the picture. It was very difficult to shape the logs into 10x2 in logs. Maybe dividing dough in half and not into fourths would give it the height or thickness it needs as they came out very flat.
The picture looks strange to me...I have made this recipe for years. The logs roll out like clay. Then the trough is about 1/4 inch deep into the log, but the logs are not very wide. They don't look nearly as wide as the cookies in the picture. Once they come out from the first 10 minutes in the oven, I use the back of a spoon to re-define the trough. I usually use a cup of the jam to thoroughly fill the troughs. When they are cooling, I cut them on the diagonal. They look really pretty with the icing on top. I make the icing go the opposite diagonal from the way they are cut. They are delicious and the recipe never fails. They do tend to want to break in half, so they are not good for shipping. But they are wonderful for the holidays!
This recipe comes in handy when you are pressed for time. They always receive many compliments.
A really beautiful and tasty cookie. I just had to be careful moving after they were cut as they wanted to break in half.
I've made these cookies to give in gift boxes every Christmas for the last 5 years. They are so quick, easy, beautiful and delicious! Recently I found myself with only whole wheat flour on hand. Fearing the cookies would be too dry, I melted the butter instead of just softening it, and after adding the filling, baked for 10 minutes instead of my customary 12. The cookies turned out great. I've used a variety of fillings too - cherry, loganberry, strawberry, etc. It's great to have such a reliable recipe to pull out when you need a special treat.
Beautiful cookies for any time of year. I made them for my Christmas tree decorating party. My little one said Santa sure would love em too! It's true, They are delicious and pretty. I had a tough time at first shaping the dough but figured it out. Worth the effort for a new recipe to WOW my familiy and friends.
I absolutely love these, I've made them numerous times and always are delicious.
These cookies are amazing! I would make them again with or without any type of filling.
I have made these every Christmas for last six years and friends and family LOVE it! It definitely makes the list of cookies to bake every Christmas.
My family and friends love this recipe! I have made it for the last two years for my Christmas cookie gift packages. They always are the first to be eaten. Thank you for a great recipe!