Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fruity Log Cookies







The weather is turning chilly by the day around here, so we know what that means... Fall is coming! Which also means...it's baking season! Time for cookies :) But really, when is it ever NOT time for cookies?! I found a jar of fig preserves in the peanut butter/jelly section at the store along with a jar of lemon curd. So that is what we tried although you could use just about any kind of jelly or jam you think sounds good.


Fruity Log Cookies

1/3 cup sugar
5 tbsp. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg white
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
about 1/3 cup of fruit jam/preserves
(for glaze)1/2 cup powdered sugar & 1/4 tsp. vanilla & few drops water

1. Preheat oven to 375*.
2
. Beat sugar and butter with a mixer at med. speed until well-blended. Add 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla and egg white; beat well.
3. In separate small bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, b.powder and salt. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring until well-blended.
4. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Dive into 2 portions. Roll each portion into a 12-inch log. Place each log on a baking-sheet lined with parchment paper. Form a 'trough' down each log using the handle of a wooden spoon or your index finger. Spoon fruit down the center.
5. Bake at 375* for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and set on cooling rack.
6. Combine powdered sugar, vanilla and a few drops of water; stir well. Drizzle over warm logs. Immediately cut logs into diagonal slices (12 each); don't separate slices. Let cool 10 minutes; separate slices. Move them onto wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 2 dozen


Enjoy! :) These are fantastic with a cup of tea or coffee :)

2 comments:

tanamaria said...

YUM! i tried each and they were DELISH!!!! thank you for saving me one and a half. hahaha. :0}

Mae Belle Creations and Musings said...

Hehee I would've saved more if the Cookie Monster didn't live with me :P