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Grandma's Recipe for Raspberry Gem Cookies

Clara loves to bake cookies and treats

Raspberry Gem Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c All purpose flour
  • 1 c Margarine or butter (soft)
  • 1/2 c Dairy sour cream
  • 1/3 c Raspberry spreadable fruit
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 2/3 c Semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 tb Shortening
  • 1/4 c Finely chopped almonds

Preparing your Raspberry Gems

  • Stir together flour, margarine or butter, and sour cream in a large mixing bowl, until thoroughly blended. Divide dough in half, then Cover and chill for 3 hours.
  • Roll each half of dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness.
  • Using a 1-3/4 to 2 inch round cookie cutter cut dough.
  • Spread about 1/4 tsp. raspberry fruit on top of half of the cookies.
  • Top with remaining cookies.
  • Stir together sugar and 1 Tbsp. water. Brush over cookies.
  • Place cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 350 oven for 15 to 20 minutes or till done.
  • Remove cookies and cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan melt chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat till melted, stirring constantly.
  • Dip one side of each of the cookies into melted chocolate.
  • Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with almonds.
  • Cool until set. Makes about 72.

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