These festive mini sandwich cookies arenot only pop-in-your-mouth good, they’re ‘cute as a button’!
Recipe: Apple Cider Buttons
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon zest, optional
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup prepared apple cider jelly*Decorative sugar, for garnish
Makes 3 dozen mini sandwich cookies.
*Apple cider jelly is available from manyonline gourmet retailers, or make your own (see recipe below).Apple jelly or another fruit preserve may be substituted.
Recipe for Homemade Apple Cider Jelly:Combine 6 cups fresh apple cider, 4 cups granulated sugar and1 (1 3/4-ounce) package Sure-Jell dry pectin in saucepan overmedium-high heat. Bring mixture to boil; stirring constantly.Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes, stirring intermittently. Removefrom heat; skim off any foam; pour into clean sterilized jars.Refrigerate to set (or process according to canning instructions).
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.
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