Saturday, March 14, 2015

Holiday Goodies: Raspberry Ribbon Cookies

Christmas has come and gone, but as I have mentioned before, I am playing some major catch up with this blog. I have a ton of recipes that I need to post (I'm almost caught up though!). So, here goes!

Raspberry Ribbons


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raspberry jam


1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Divide dough into four portions; shape each into a 10-in. x 2-1/2-in. log. Place 4 in. apart on greased or foil-lined baking sheets. 1/2-in. depression down the center of each log. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 minutes.

Fill depressions with jam. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove to a cutting board; cut into 3/4-in. slices. Place on wire racks.

In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Drizzle over warm cookies. Cool completely.

Yield: About 5 dozen cookies.

Source: Taste of Home. You can find it here.

Notes: These are rated 5 stars for a reason. They are the most wonderful, soft, melt-in-your-mouth bites of Christmas/holiday goodness you could ever hope for.

My only warning would be that I misunderstood the recipe slightly and I formed these into rectangles on the cookie sheet instead of logs. Definitely keep it as a log. As a result of what I did, mine were a little thinner, and therefore, they were more fragile. They looked and tasted great, but there wasn't enough cookie in the raspberry center and a lot of them broke in half down the middle.

These are going to become a holiday Christmas cookie tradition for years to come. These were amazing.

Above: Oooh, I wish I had a batch of these in the kitchen right about now.

1 comment:

  1. And it's so fancy looking it would impress anyone at a pot luck or as a neighbor gift.