2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
red jam (cherry or another flavor)
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Cream butter and granulated sugar; add yolks and beat
Sift flour and salt and add to creamed mixture.
Shape dough into
1 inch balls
and place on ungreased baking sheets about 2" apart. Press finger or thumb
into center of
each cookie to make a shallow well.
Bake about 25 minutes.
Press again in centers
baking. Cool on a rack.
When cool, fill centers with jam and sprinkle with confectioners'
sugar. If using cherry jam, try to have a cherry in each cookie.