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Jelly-Filled Cookies are Easy to Make

Updated on April 2, 2015
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A certified health and wellness coach, I love discussing food, health benefits and how to keep weight in check,

Jelly-filled cookies don't just look cute....they can wow your taste buds too.
Jelly-filled cookies don't just look cute....they can wow your taste buds too. | Source

When it comes to baking, it has to be easy and the results have to be fabulous, a 5-star tasting experience. I’m a recalcitrant reluctant baker by choice—I only bake when I have to. I don’t bake for fun. I bake so I can indulge in a food fantasy—like indulging in a craving. This time, I’m craving jelly-filled cookies after a batch we bought at the store was less than satisfactory.

This recipe is very easy and you can make a big batch. They keep well but often, they’re gone before you can take out your cookie container. They are buttery soft with soft jelly centers that melt in your mouth. And what’s more, they look as cute as kidding.

This light treat is ideal for tea. Round up a couple of friends and enjoy them with a cup of tea and some good old bonding time. Let’s get going:


  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar (if you like it sweet, you can increase it to ½ cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of vanilla essence
  • A pinch of salt
  • Apricot preserve (or any fruit preserve of choice)


  • In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and egg.
  • Add flour a little at a time until well mixed. It should be soft and doughy. If it is too soft, refrigerate it for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Pinch a small portion off the dough and roll into 1 inch ball.
  • Indent the middle of ball with your thumb to make an indentation (aka well) for holding the jam.
  • Place it on ungreased cookie sheet. Make sure balls are spaced about 2 inches apart.
  • When you’re done with the dough, fill each ball with preserves.
  • Bake at 375 degree Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes.

Enjoy these dainty delights. A cup of green tea is highly recommended to complement the experience.
Enjoy these dainty delights. A cup of green tea is highly recommended to complement the experience. | Source

I have to say that these cookies may not rank very favorably in terms of calories count or weight control. If you’re worried about that aspect of eating dessert, there is such as a thing as discretionary calorie allowance. Thank goodness for that—discretionary calorie allowance make provisions for you to indulge a little—you are allowed between 100 to 300 more calories above your recommended calories for the day. If you’re active, you have may increase it a bit more. However, it’s not a license to go overboard—moderation is the better choice.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Pamela, good to see you. I'm sure your family will like it. Mine does. Thanks for dropping by.

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    The cookies look delicious and I think my family would like them so I will bookmark the recipe. Thank you.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Haha, Om, we're seriously quite similar in many ways--scary. Our love for jelly-fillled cookies and the eat now worry later take on food--that's a recipe for disaster. Thanks again--appreciate your comments.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thanks, habee, for commenting. Send some over, please?

    Jo-Goldsmith, appreciate your positive feedback. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too.

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    Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

    I like all kinds of jelly-filled cookies, and this recipe sounds really good. And I don't care if they're a little high in calories. I'll enjoy them first and work out later! LOL

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    Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

    Yummy! Now is the season to make something that looks so good! You have put this together perfectly! I appreciate the new cookie recipe. voted up! Happy Holidays. :)

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    Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

    Awesome! I'm going to be making these in a few weeks for some of our Christmas goodies. Thanks, and voted up!

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thanks, adrienne2, they're as delicious as they look.

    Prasetio, I'll send you some if you're near. Thanks for being so gracious to drop by to comment.

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    prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

    I love your recipe. It sound delicious, creamy and easy to make it. you have some more for me? the pictures really tasty. Thanks for share with us. Rated up!


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    Adrienne F Manson 6 years ago from Atlanta

    Oh my goodness Anglnwu those cookies look so delicious, I am sitting wishing I could bite right into one. Thanks for the easy recipe...I love easy: )

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Movie Master, I value your continual support. So good to hear from you and enjoy your day!

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Lady E, because the jelly is already sweet, reducing the sugar further in the dough may work. Thanks for dropping by to comment.

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    Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank you anginwu, great recipe, they look mouthwatering good!

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    Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

    Lovely Recipe but I wonder if it will still taste nice with no sugar at all. The suggestion of green tea with it, is a good idea.

    Creative. I like it.