Swedish Jam Sticks Recipe

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A little Swedish cookie. Filled with red and green jelly they are perfect little treats for the holidays.
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  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons jam or preserves
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • Cream sugar and butter together until smooth. Mix in eggs, almond extract and vanilla.
  • Stir dry ingredients together and mix into batter. Chill for several hours or overnight.
  • Divide dough into 18 piece. Shape the dough into a long, rounded log approximately 6 inches long and 1 inch wide.
  • Make an indentation, lengthwise, in the center of each log with a clean, unsharpened pencil or the tip of your finger; make sure the indention only goes to within 1/8" from each end of the log.
  • Fill the indention with jam or preserves. Bake on a lightly greased baking sheets at 350° until lightly brown, approximately 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and while still warm, cut the cookies diagonally into 1 inch or 2 inch slices but leave on the cookie sheet.
  • Cool Completely before removing sticks from cookie sheet.
  • Mix the powdered sugar, almond extract, butter and 1/2 tsp. of milk together. Add additional milk 1/2 tsp. at a time until frosting is the right consistency for drizzling. Drizzle across cooled cookies in a zigzag pattern.
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"I was looking for something new to bake for Christmas and this recipe caught my eye because my husband’s family is Swedish. So I tried making them. They were kind of puttsy to make but they turned out pretty good. I used mint and strawberry jelly. The mint was better than I expected. The almond-flavored frosting was the perfect finish touch."
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