raspberry jelly buttons

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These cookies reminded me of the Knotts Berry Farm cookies I used to get after test taking in high school. They’re so delicious!! I made these with raspberry preserves and they were soooo good! I found the recipe on Never The Same Spice Twice. Stephanie’s grandma is amazing. This is her recipe 🙂

Raspberry Jelly Buttons (adapted from Never The Same Spice Twice)
4 sticks unsalted butter
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 egg yolks (my dad asked for the whites so I didn’t use them)
1 cup brown sugar
approx 1/2 cup raspberry preserves

– using a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar
– add in eggs one at a time and mix after each addition
– add in flour one cup at a time and mix
– refrigerate dough for about 30 minutes
– preheat oven to 350 degrees
– take dough out of fridge
– roll dough into small golf balls and place on silpat lined cookie sheets
– use your finger (I used a chopstick and my thumb but my thumb made the holes too big) to make a hole in the middle of the golf ball but don’t poke all the way through
– fill holes with raspberry preserve
– bake at 350 for about 20 minutes
– let cool and enjoy! 🙂

I actually made my golf balls too big and ended up with 48 cookies. The original recipe said you can get about 80-100 if you make them small so I guess I’ll try them with boysenberry preserve next time!
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These were the batch where I used my thumb to make the hole. As you can tell, they were wayyyy too big. A chopstick worked perfectly for the second batch 🙂 THESE ARE SO GOOD!!! It’s funny how they remind me of high school and our STAR testing. My high school gives us snacks during STAR testing and they were always those Knotts Berry Farm cookies. To be honest, I think everyone looked forward to those cookies. These are going to be great as gifts for Lunar New Year. I opted for raspberry because it’s red and red is good luck in Chinese culture.

Fail Sweetly,
Justina

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