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Jelly Jewel Cookies recipe

Jelly Jewel Cookies.

Jelly glistens like jewels atop these thumbprintsthat offer an unusual contrast of flavors with the addition ofgrated cheddar cheese incorporated in the dough and also rolledin prior to baking.

Recipe: Jelly Jewel Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cups (7 ounces) Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, coarsely grated
Jellies of your choice: apple, grape, strawberry, currant, etc.Optional: additional 1 cup grated CheddarCheese for rolling cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).Line baking sheets with parchment paper or leave ungreased.
  • Combine flour, salt, cinnamon and bakingsoda in a bowl; set aside.
  • Combine butter and sugar in medium bowl.Cream together. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix to combine. Add flourmixture. Stir in grated Cheddar.
  • Shape dough into walnut-size balls. Ifdesired, roll each ball in additional grated Cheddar to coat.Place cookies 2 inches apart on sheets. Dip your thumb in flourand make a deep indentation in center of each cookie. Fill centerwith 3/4 teaspoon jelly.
  • Bake until edges are golden brown, about15 minutes. Let stand for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to coolingracks to cool completely.

    Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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