December 10, 2012 12:58:32 PM

New Zealand Filled Holly Cookies:


2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
1/2 cup sweet cream butter (chilled)
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg beaten


2-3 teaspoons milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red cinnamon candies
Green food coloring


Combine first 5 ingredients (all dry ingredients)
Cut butter into dry ingredients
Make a well into the center if dough
Combine egg and 1/4 cup milk and pour into well
Stir dough until moist
Flour surface and roll dough out to 1/8" thickness
Cut out cookie rounds and place on cookie sheets
covered with parchment
Bake ar 375F for 8-10 minutes and cool on rack
Place approx. 1/2 teaspoon on 1/2 of the cookies then place a cookie top on each one.
In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk and stir until smooth
Spoon over each cookie top a little glaze covering teach cookie and place 2 or 3 red candies into the. Glaze of each cookie and let harden completely.
With a small brush, paint holly leave on top of each cookie and let dry.

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