Lemon Raspberry ribbons

         Lemon Raspberry ribbons 

One of my favorites at Christmas time.DSC03022


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • lemon zest
  • Raspberry jam or jelly
  • 1 recipe Powdered Sugar Glaze
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add one cup of the flour, the sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt. Beat the cookie mixture with electric mixer until thoroughly combined.DSC03003
  2. Beat in the remaining flour, mixing until the dough sticks together to form a ball. Gather dough into a ball and knead slightly. Divide the cookie dough into 8 equal portions.DSC03006
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a 9-inch-long rope. Place the ropes of dough on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. With side of your finger, press a long groove down length of ropes.DSC03009
  4. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 10 minutes. Spoon jam or jelly into groove and bake for about 5 minutes more or until edges begin to brown slightly. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Using a large spatula, remove to a cutting board. Drizzle Powdered Sugar Glaze over hot cookies. Cut into 1-inch slices. Cool cookies completely on wire racks.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

icing sugar mixed with lemon juice.

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