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Holly Berry Cookies Recipe

Holly Berry Cookies

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

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
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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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Dec 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!

 
Dec 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!

 

4 Ratings

Dec 21, 2002

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

 
Dec 27, 2013

This cookie is really good. Once completely cool, they are tender and crisp. I ran out of flour after my first batch, but had some self rising flour. I used it without adding the baking powder on my second batch and they came out perfectly! Instead of the decoration described in the recipe, I used linzer cookie cutters to cut a design in the tip cookie. A great tip I discovered is to warm the jam in the microwave. Then, I just spooned it onto the bottom cookie and placed the top layer on it. It oozed up into the cut out perfectly and looks like stained glass, a bit, when it cools. I ran out of jam (I made so many!) so I had an idea to use white chocolate. I melted the white chocolate, added a few drops of green food coloring and used it for filling the cookies with Christmas tree cutouts. I added sprinkles before the chocolate cooled. Yum!

 

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Nutrition

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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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