I actually found this recipe in a copy of Anne of Avonlea (if you haven’t read the Anne of Green Gables series, you’re missing out). There were no pictures, and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the jam cookies turned out wonderfully. Since then I have modified the recipe a bit, but the general idea is the same: elegant, old-fashioned butter cookies that will melt in your mouth and cure the worst of moods.
2 sticks butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
Jam or jelly (I find that strawberry tastes the best)
two-ish teaspoons of vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add flour, salt, baking powder and vanilla.
Roll into 2.5 cm balls and press finger into middle to make a well. Fill the well with jam. Bake for about ten minutes.