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Cinnamon Jelly Sandwich Cookies


1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
currant jelly
Browned Butter Frosting
Candied cherries for decoration

Combine flour, sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter and work the mixture with a spoon until the dough forms a ball. Do not over-mix. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. On a lightly floured board, roll out 1/8" thick and cut with a 2-inch cookie cutter. You can use any shape cutter that doesn't have small pieces sticking out such as a reindeer's leg. Regular shapes work best. You need two of each to make the sandwiches so make sure to cut even numbers of shapes. Place cutouts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until just barely browned around the edges. Remove to wire racks to cool. When cool, spread jelly on half of the cookies. Top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Frost the top with Browned Butter Frosting and decorate with candied cherries.

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