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Holly Berry Cookies

Holly Berry Cookies

Karin Christian

A spicy sandwich cookie filled with raspberry or blackberry jam and decorated with "holly".

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.7g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, white sugar, ground cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl beat the egg and 1/4 cup of milk. Add this to the crumb mixture until the dough is moistened. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut with a 2 inch round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Once cool spread jam on half of the cookies then top each with another cookie.
  5. To Make Glaze: Combine the confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread glaze over the cookie and decorate with red cinnamon candy before the glaze is set. Let dry. Using a small new paintbrush and green food coloring, paint holly leaves on cookies.
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Reviews

SPAZZ70
5
12/24/2003

I agree this is a time-consuming recipe, but it is definitely worth it! I have made these several times and always get many compliments. I even made them at Easter using an oval cookie cutter and decorated them like Easter eggs. This year I will make Christmas trees and Snowmen. Use your imagination!

nik
4
12/17/2006

my all time favorite christmas cookie. my whole family loves these. yes, they are time consuming to make, but so worth it. For a crispier cookie, roll the dough thinner, for a softer cookie, go slightly thicker. These freeze well. Enjoy!

CALILOO
4
12/21/2002

very tasty cookies. They are quite time-consuming to decorate, though it is worth it to see a beautiful finished product.