Marie makes the best jelly strips – no question about it.  In fact, when we lived right down the road from her – we didn’t even make them!  Now, we have to, since we’re in Oregon.

This is Gino making them in 2006 – enjoy!!

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam (or any jam or jelly you like)

In large bowl on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.

At low speed, slowly add flour until blended.  With hands, press dough into a ball.  Divide into 4 parts.

With palm of hand, roll each part into a 12″ rope.  With side of hand, make a 1/2″ wide by 1/4″ deep groove, and fill with jam.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Cut while still warm.