If you missed yesterday's post, I showed you how to make a fabric candy box. This recipe is a perfect little treat to put instead. Now, it is a butter cookie, so I would recommend putting down a little bit of tissue paper under the cookies so you don't stain your fabric.
Here is the recipe to get you started:
from Taste of Home's Christmas Cookies & Candy book
(I know, totally the wrong holiday - but a delicious recipe that is perfect for this holiday!)
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Divide the dough into four portions; shape each into a 10-in. x 2-1/2-in. log. Place 4 in. apart on greased or foil-lined baking sheets. Make a 1/2-in. depression down the center of each log. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Fill depression with jam. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes.
Remove to a cutting board, cut into 3/4-in. slices.
Place on wire racks. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Drizzle over warm cookies. Cool completely.
Yield: about 5 dozen.
Now you have a special Valentine's treat to add inside of your candy box!
Make sure to stop back next Friday for another treat you could add to the box!
What are some of your favorite sweet treats to make for the one you love?
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