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Filled Cookies

Brown Sugar Jam-Filled Cookies

The combination of bright red jam or jelly and a tender, soft, and butter crumb make these Brown Sugar Jam-filled Cookies a real treat!

Course Sweet Treats
My Island Bistro Kitchen My Island Bistro Kitchen


  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • ¼ cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Favorite jam or jelly


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and assemble ingredients. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, salt, and cardamom. Set aside.
  3. Chop the cherries and nuts and set aside.
  4. In bowl of stand mixer, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla.
  5. On slow "stir" speed, stir in dry ingredients just until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Remove bowl from stand and stir in the cherries and nuts.
  7. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. With thumb, press indent into center of each cookie. Fill with ¼ - ½ tsp of favorite jam or jelly.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Do not overbake. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

Recipe Notes

Yield: Apx. 30 cookies (depending on the size you choose to make)