Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 45 min + chill time
Cook Time: 18 min
One of the cookies my Mom made for Christmas as I was growing up.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted (measure, then sift)
red currant jelly
1. Use and electric mixer to combine the butter with the sugar until fluffy. Stir in the flour, a little at a time, blending well to make a stiff dough. Knead 10 to 15 minutes, or until satiny-smooth (or use the dough hook on your stand mixer!) Wrap in waxed paper and chill until the dough is quite firm.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
3. Roll out half of the chilled dough 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured cloth or mat. Cut out 48 rounds with a 2-inch cutter; cut a small round from the center of half of the cookies.
4. Place large and small cutouts 1/2-inch apart on a cookie sheet. Re-roll trimmings and cut out.
5. Bake about 18 minutes, or until firm and lightly golden. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely.
6. Spread jelly on each large round; top with cookie ring; sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
Source: RecipeGirl.com (childhood favorite... I'm sure my Mom got the recipe from somewhere)