Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cookies with Fruit Preserves

Making desserts was not  my forte, until my sister in law came to visit me. She talked to me about this simple and no time consuming cookies that she had seen it on the food network channel. Can we call cookies desserts? Well, it depends where you are from or where you live. In United States a cookie is a small, flat, baked treat. In Scotland a cookie is a plain bun, however in most English speaking countries outside North America the most common name for a small, flat, baked treat is biscuit.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened ( no substitute)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fruit preserve or jam 
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl combine sugar and butter. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add egg and continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed. Scoop dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto baking sheet and press down with your thumb to create a well in the middle of each ball. Fill the well with 1 teaspoon fruit preserve and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden.