(Full recipe to follow at the end)
Here are the ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, egg, strawberry jam, and baking powder
The flour has to be sifted before it is measured and then sifted again, together with the baking powder.
Cream the butter, sugar , egg and vanilla. Add in the flour mixture and mix.
Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. I make it into a ball and then cut the ball into quarters. Be sure to work on a well floured surface.
Then, you take one of the 4 portions and press it into an oval shape, about 1/4 inch thick. Use your thumb to make an indentation in the middle and fill that with jam. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min, until golden brown.
Then, transfer to a cutting board and cut while warm. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
This is them on plate at a party. They have a wonderful soft texture and delicious, buttery taste. My mom got the recipe from my grandmother and they are a family favorite!
Split Second Cookies
2 cups sifted flour (sift the flour first and then measure 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup sugar
strawberry or raspberry jam
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Sift together flour and baking powder. Cream together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Add in flour mixture and mix.
3. Make ball and divide into 4 parts. Press each into oblong shape. Use thumb to make depression down the center and fill depression with jam.
4. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min. Cut into bars while warm.