RECIPE FROM "THE
HOLIDAY RASPBERRY SANDWICH COOKIES
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves
Cream butter; gradually add powdered sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer.
Add flour and vanilla, mixing well.
Shape dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
Cut with 2-inch round cutter.
Use a 3/4-inch cutter to cut out a star (can use any decorative design) in center of half the cookies.
Pierce solid cookies with the tines of a fork.
Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes or until the cookies are very lightly browned.
Cook cookies on wire racks.
Just before serving, spread top of each solid cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon of raspberry preserves. Top each with cookie cutout.
YIELD 3 dozen