Simple Cookies: Recipe For Butter Cookies With Jelly

It’s no secret that I love to cook and share recipes. One thing you’ll notice about 99% of my recipes is how simple they are; with three little kids running around I don’t have a whole lot of time anymore to spend hours (or even an hour sometimes!) in the kitchen. All kids love cookies, and one of my favorite cookies to make is my recipe for butter cookies with jelly.

A simple cookie recipe for Butter Cookies with Jelly Filling. You can use any kind of jelly you'd like. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for extra sweetness!

What I love about these cookies is that there is only a handful of ingredients, most of which I bet you have on hand. It’s super simple to make and only takes about 10 minutes to cook. And here’s a kitchen tip for you: clean as you go while making these cookies and you won’t have any mess to clean up afterwards. I always clean as I go in the kitchen!

This recipe for butter cookies takes even less time to make when you use Land O Lakes Butter with Canola Oil. This butter is made with only three simple ingredients: sweet cream, canola oil and salt. It gives you the fresh butter taste you love with the spreadable convenience you want. Yep, it’s spreadable. So you don’t have to remember to put the butter out to soften or zap it in the microwave before you make this recipe for butter cookies!

Recipe for Butter Cookies with Jelly

A simple cookie recipe for Butter Cookies with Jelly Filling. You can use any kind of jelly you'd like. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for extra sweetness!

Recipe For Butter Cookies With Jelly
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  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fruit preserves, any flavor


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, egg, and extract.
  3. Mix in flour a little bit at a time until a soft dough forms.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. If the dough is too soft, refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Place balls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Using your fingertip or thumb, make a small indentation in the center of each cookie. Fill the hole with a dallop of jelly.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.
  7. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on a wire rack.
Recipe Type: Desserts


To easily fill the cookies with jelly, put the jelly in a plastic baggie and snip the corner of one end of the bag. Squeeze the jelly out gently into the cookie dough. No mess! These cookies may not look done after 8-10 minutes, but they are. Once the bottoms are golden brown, they are ready to come out of the oven; the top of the cookie won't change colors. This recipe will yield 2 dozen cookies.


Yummy! What are some of your favorite cookie recipes?

The author was compensated by Land O’Lakes for this post. All opinions are my own.


  1. bill mccollin says:
    Can you triple this recipe in one batch. Want to make a lot if these and huge ones.


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