David T Hina's Sweetheart Cookies Christmas Baking with SusieJ

Measurements [metric]

  • 3/4 c shortening
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • currant jelly
  • fine sugar

Cream shortening, and gradually add sugar and egg yolk

Add flour and knead.

Chill dough for several hours.

Form tiny balls with the dough and place on a greased baking sheet.

Make a depression in the center of each ball.

Fill the hollow (sparingly) with jelly.

Bake at 350 degrees F until very light brown (approx 12 min).

When cool, roll in fine sugar.

Passed down from my great-grandmother to my nana and my mom.