Raspberry Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup raspberry, apricot, or strawberry preserves or jam or orange marmalade

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Beat in egg, milk, vanilla, and lemon peel until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half.
  • Cover and chill about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time until 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Using 2-1/2-inch cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using 3/4-inch cookie cutters, cut desired shapes from centers of half of the cookies.
  • Reroll scraps as necessary.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.
  • Sift powdered sugar onto the cookies with the shapes cut in the middle. Spread a scant teaspoon of preserves over the flat sides (bottoms) of the cookies with no cutout centers.
  • Top with the powdered sugar-sifted cookies, bottom sides down. Serve within 2 hours. Makes about 20 sandwich cookies.
Recipe Courtesy of – Better Homes and Gardens
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