Jam Diagonal Cookies
I rarely make “dot cookies” as my daughter calls them. To save time, I tend to make bar cookies. What is nice about these cookies is that by using different jams, the cookies are more colourful and elegant.
¾ cup oil
2/3 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
2 cups flour
½ t baking powder
½ t salt
1/3 cup jam of your choice
Food processor: mix oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt until just blended.
Shape dough into logs on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Using the edge of your hand or a wooden spoon, make a depression down the center of each log. I try to make it as deep as possible without making the dough too thin or fragile. It could be up to ½ inch deep.
Fill the groove in the dough with the jam of your choice.
Bake in 350*F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Cool slightly while still on the cookie sheet and then cut diagonally into ¾ inch slices. Let cool completely on wire racks.
Tip: I use a serrated bread knife to cut the cookies.