Yippee!  It’s the weekend so I decided to treat my guys to a little something sweet.  A couple of weeks ago I made homemade strawberry jam and still had a little in the fridge.  I started thinking of all the different ways I could use it and settled on cookies.  Most of us think of jam cookies around Christmas time, but they are so stinking good, I just had to make a batch.  I added a little twist with the lemon glaze and WOW, what a great combination of flavor!  These cookies are buttery, light and go quickly so you better make a double batch…www.asoutherm-soul.blogspot.com

Strawberry Jam Butter Cookies

2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 cups flour – sifted
strawberry preserves – you can use apricot or fig as well
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cream butter and sugar together with a hand or stand mixer until fluffy.
  • Add egg yolk and mix well.
  • Slowly add flour and continue to mix.
  • Using a spoon or small scoop, form cookie dough into small balls.
  • Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  • Using your thumb, make an indention in the center of cookie and fill with preserves.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • Mix together confectioners sugar and lemon juice.
  • Drizzle over cookies.