During the holiday season, I love to bake as gifts for family, friends and coworkers. Everybody loves to receive a tin of beautiful, jewel colored cookies and the Holiday Raspberry Cookies from the Savor the Seasons cookbook are the perfect cookie!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the margarine in a mixing bowl. Beat in the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla and beat until blended.
Sift the flour into the mixture and mix well. Roll or pat the dough on a floured work surface. Cut with a cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Spread preserves over half the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
2 cups (4 sticks) margarine, softened
5 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract