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Strawberry Wedding Bell Cookies

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
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 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

Directions

  • 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 until easy to handle, about 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375° 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 1/2 teaspoon jam in the center and spread to within 1/4 in. of edge.
  • Shape into a bell by folding edges of dough to meet over filling. Bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 87 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Yasy
    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
    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.

  • cindydep
    Jul 30, 2013

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  • LorraineN
    Jun 17, 2013

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  • Debbi-D
    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.

  • Amariah3
    Feb 2, 2009

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  • barbie7
    Oct 19, 2007

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