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Jam-Filled Wreaths & Hearts

I make these beautiful wreath-shaped cookies with jewel-red centers every Christmas. The dusting of powdered sugar gives them a snowy look. My mother cut the recipe out of a newspaper some 30 years ago. —Monica Wilson, Pomona, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen wreaths or 4 dozen hearts

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) seedless raspberry jam
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and allspice; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in oats and nuts; mix well. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. round- or 2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter. Using a 1-in. round- or heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the center of half of the cookies. Place solid and window cookies on lightly greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  • Spread 1 tsp. jam over bottoms of solid cookies; top with window cookies. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Fill centers with additional jam if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 166 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Brandon
    Dec 17, 2019

    Amazing recipe. Added some chambord to this. Light and fluffy.

  • grammaberr
    Aug 1, 2010

    When I seen these they reminded me of the cookies my mother would with the left over pie crust froming makeing her pies(that would seem alot easier), but am really going to try these. They look delicious. Thanks Monica for the memory.