First Recipe: The first recipe (picture above) I tried is slightly more complicated because it involves cutting the cookies and making a little shape in the middle. I found the recipe here on one of my favorite food blogs. They used a star cutout for the cookies, but I couldn't find one, so I just cut out a circle. I also made a few heart shaped ones, obviously you could make any shape you want or whichever cookie cutters you can find/have. I love these cookies because I remember eating similar ones as a child around Christmas time at all my Italian family's houses. I think these taste best with raspberry jam, but you could use whatever jam you like and they'll still be good.
The next recipe is a little simpler. It's also cute and fun to make. I found this one here and it's made by one of my favorite singers, Michelle Branch, who also loves to bake. I used apricot and blackberry jam, but of course, you can use whatever jam or other filling you'd like. It's fun to make these with a few different fillings so it seems like you have different types of cookies. Also, you may want to double this recipe because I don't think it made that many...especially if you have a lot of cookie-loving people around who want to eat them, hehe! My little nephew love cookies and whenever I see him he always asks for cookies, which he used to call "toochies," so cute!
I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to go bake some cookies! Let me know if you do and how they turn out. Do you have any favorite cookie recipes? I have a lot more baking and cooking posts I'd like to do so I hope someone enjoys them. Please follow my blog through google friend connect on the left of the blog. :)