Sweetheart Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
These rounds filled with fruit preserves were blue-ribbon winners at the county fair two years running. A family favorite, they never last beyond December 25! —Pamela Esposito, Smithville, New Jersey

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023

Sweetheart Cookies

Prep Time 25 min
Cook Time 15 min
Yield 2 dozen.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry or strawberry preserves
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk; mix well. Stir in the flour by hand. On a lightly floured surface, gently knead dough for 2-3 minutes or until thoroughly combined.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indention in the center of each. Fill each with 1/4 teaspoon preserves.
  3. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Dust warm cookies with confectioners' sugar if desired. Cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 102 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

These rounds filled with fruit preserves were blue-ribbon winners at the county fair two years running. A family favorite, they never last beyond December 25! —Pamela Esposito, Smithville, New Jersey