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Bulgarian Jam-Filled Cookies

These flakey, tender cookies are a Christmas favorite and the jam filling makes them irresistible. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea during the holiday season.

Serves 18
Ready in 70 mins
Prep time 30 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
Chill time 30 mins
274 calories per serving


> 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
> 3 large eggs
> 1 cup sugar
> 2 tsp vanilla extract
> 4 cups self-rising flour
> Confectioners' sugar, for rolling and dusting
> 1 cup Nature's Promise® Apricot Spread


In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave the butter until melted. Let cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, combine the eggs and sugar. Whisk for 5 minutes, until foamy and pale yellow. Stir in the vanilla.
Add cooled melted butter to egg mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly. In batches, add flour to egg mixture, stirring to combine, until firm dough forms. Form dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate 30 min.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment. Add confectioners’ sugar to surface for rolling. Roll out dough until approximately ⅛-inch thick. Using a 3-inch round or scalloped cookie cutter, cut out circles. In centers of half the dough circles, cut out small designs like a star, heart, or any other shape. Transfer to prepared pan.
Reroll any cookie scraps. Repeat cutting all the dough into rounds, and cutting half of the cookies in the center. Arrange all cookies on cookie sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake cookies 8–10 min., until golden, switching racks halfway through. Let cool slightly and transfer cookies to a wire rack to fully cool.
Spread 1 tsp jam on each solid circle and top with cookies with cutouts. Dust cookies with confectioners’ sugar. Keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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