Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jam Diagonals
*sooo YUMMY, pretty and a cute little Valentines desert!

1/2 C butter, softened 1/4 C granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/8 tsp salt 1 1/4 C flour 1/3 C raspberry jam 3/4 C powdered sugar 4 tsp lemon juice Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until creamy and fluffy. Gradually stir in flour until blended. Divide dough into fourths. On lightly floured surface, with hands, roll each fourth into a 9″ rope. Place 3″ apart on greased cookie sheet. With finger make 1/2″ depression down center of each rope. (Ropes will flatten to about 1″ wide strips). Fill depressions with jam, using a small spoon. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on cookie sheet. For frosting, blend powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth and carefully spread over jam. As soon as frosting is set, cut diagonally.