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Kiss from a Vampire Cookies

Raspberry jam eerily oozes from these soft butter cookies. One bite, and you'll have a hard time stopping! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Additional seedless raspberry jam, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Flatten into a disk. Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter.
  • Place half of the circles on greased baking sheets. Place 1 teaspoon jam in the center of each circle; top with remaining circles and press edges lightly to seal. Use a toothpick to poke 2 small holes (resembling a vampire bite) in the top of each cookie.
  • Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. (Jam will escape from tops of cookies as they bake.) Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. If necessary, dip a toothpick in additional jam and drizzle from the small holes in the cookies to emphasize vampire bite as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 115 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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