Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lynne's Berry Shortbread Dreams

One of my holiday favorites...

1 cup butter, softened, no substitutes
2/3 cup sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/3 to ½ cup jam

Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2-3 tsp. water
½ tsp. vanilla

Directions: In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Roll in 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using thumb, make indentation in the center. Fill with jam. Bake at 350 for 14-18 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Combine glaze ingredients. Drizzle over cookies. Makes about 3 ½ dozen.