Jelly Centers Recipe

Jelly Centers Recipe

Prep Time

120 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


Jelly Centers Recipe

Jelly Centers Recipe. Use your favorite jam to fill these jelly cookies.

This recipe is part of the Virtual Cookie Exchange, courtesy of No Fear Entertaining and


  • 1 cup butter (I used unsalted)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar or very fine granulated sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • blanched almonds, finely chopped (I used regular almonds and did not blanch)
  • coarse sugar
  • apricot jam or any red jam or jelly (I used raspberry jam)


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • 2 Cream the butter until it is light.
  • 3 Gradually add the powdered sugar, creaming well after each addition.
  • 4 Add the egg yolks one at a time, salt and the lemon juice, and zest.
  • 5 Gradually add the flour and stir or knead the dough until blended. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  • 6 Roll the dough with lightly floured hands into uniform balls the size of large marbles. Press an indentation into each ball with your little finger. Brush on the egg yolk and sprinkle the tops with almonds and sugar.
  • 7 Bake for about 10 minutes or until the balls are golden brown.
  • 8 When ready to serve fill the indentations with your choice of jam.


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