Jam Filled Bow Tie Cookies

Sunday, November 19, 2017
This vintage recipe of Jam filled bow tie cookies are so delicate and delicious, this will be your go-to recipe for any occasion.


Just a warning, they smell so good baking you can hardly wait to eat the first one without burning the roof of your mouth!


When I was a little girl, mom would make lots of pies around Thanksgiving time and with the scraps of the dough, these cookies were created.


They became so popular with everyone in our family, we asked for them more often and they became a favorite cookie all year long.


One of the unique characteristics of this cookie is how pretty they are to serve to look like a little bow for presents around the holiday.


They really look so cute on a cookie tray besides tasting delicious.


These are really delicate and not too sweet, just the way dad liked all his cookies, he wasn't huge on sugary style cookies or cakes.


Mom was always so artistic when she baked, these were my favorite creation of hers.


Growing up in an Italian household, you never knew what creative ideas would come out of the oven next.


If your looking for taste, presentation and an easy cookie, look no more this jam-filled bow ties are perfect.




a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar







a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar



Easy Cookies to Make



The one thing that stands out in my mind is to have a pastry fluted edge cookie cutter.


These cookies are so much prettier with that tool and I still have mom's, it's over 100 years old.


You can get the pastry cookie round cutter at any cake decorating store online.


The pastry crust and jam go perfect together while baking.





a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar




Wedding Tray Cookies


Mom would make dozens of them for family weddings.


The nice thing about this dough is you can fill them with anything. Jam, peanut butter, nut spreads, butter spreads, cinnamon, and nuts.



a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar



A Special Occasion Cookie Mom Made I Secretly Loved



I can still remember my mom making these cookies when I was a child and the taste is etched in my mind.


I loved how she threw everything in a bowl and it was always the perfect recipe.


As a kid, they sure reminded me of a holiday bow and these were fun to eat.




a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar



Dad Loved These Too!



Dad's favorite, like mine, was raspberry filled, and seedless jam.


We love that combination of cookies and jam.


It didn't take long before she was making them all year long for us.


I always had to wait for mom to make these for just wedding trays, then dad would ask when is the next wedding, so mom would just make a batch.




a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar



Any Jam Goes!



Whatever you want to add to the dough these jam-filled bow ties can transform into any flavor you like.


I really love the jams as you can add so much color to a big tray of cookies.


If you are looking for a great jam filled bow tie style cookie this is it!


No cookie tray was complete in our Italian family without these.



a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar




Ingredients You Will Need


  • butter
  • flour
  • egg
  • Assorted jams and fillings, pineapple, raspberry, apricot, blueberry, Nutella, almond paste ( whatever you like)
  • powdered sugar
  • note: (tools needed) a fluted egg pastry cookie cutter






a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar




More Delicious Cookie Recipes!



Italian Almond Paste Cafe Style Cookies
Italian Orange Juice Cookies
Ricotta Cookies
Black Pepper Wine Cookies
Boiled Frosted Cookies
Biscotti Anise
Biscotti Orange Marmalade





a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar




Suggestions for Fillings



I love to buy different kinds of jams for a colorful presentation.


The apricot, raspberry and blueberry jams are my favorite colors on a tray.


We even mix walnuts, cinnamon sugar, and a few chopped dates or raisins finely for a filling as well.


Almond paste mixed with a little egg white and chopped almonds or pistachios was another family favorite if you want to get fancy.


Chopped maraschino cherries with come Nutella was another favorite filling.


You could also add some food coloring to the egg ingredient to tint the dough!






this is a ball of dough to make jam filled cookies






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a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar





Special Italian Cookies



I knew there was always those special cookies our Italian family made just for those times.


Secretly they were my all time favorite cookie. I just never told her.


It was easier to sneak those cookies after the cooled and eat them. What delicious memories!


Weddings, Communions, Baptisms, and Confirmations were the big cookies making times, and of course Christmas.


You'll be getting several compliments on these cookies no matter what you bake them for, so print off a bunch of copies below to hand out!




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Jam Filled Bow Tie Cookies

Yield: 24
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M
A simple pretty cookie to bake and add to your cookie tray. Perfect for gift giving and they taste great. A delicate cookie shaped like a bow with jam in the middle

ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • Note: If you would prefer a cream cheese dough omit  the egg above and add
  •  one 8- ounce package of cream cheese to this recipe that is the biggest difference.
  • Assorted jams and fillings, pineapple, raspberry, apricot, blueberry, Nutella, almond paste ( whatever you like)
  • Garnish: powdered sugar

instructions:

How to cook Jam Filled Bow Tie Cookies

  1. Mix butter, flour, and egg to form the soft dough in a heavy mixer. This is easier to use if you refrigerate it for 20 minutes.
  2. Flour a board. Roll dough out. Cut with fluted edge circle cookie cutter. Fill with a little bit of the jam. Fold circle toward the center and pinch to form bows.
  3. Bake at 400 hot preheated oven until set. Around 10 to 15 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  4. Cool completely on wax paper or parchment paper. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Calories
108
Fat (grams)
22
Sat. Fat (grams)
10
Carbs (grams)
22
Net carbs
18
Sugar (grams)
26
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3 comments

  1. These are beautiful! I love the variety with jewel toned jams! Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend!!! xo

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  2. We adore shortbread cookies too. These look holiday perfect.

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  3. Omg gotta try to make these bow ties. They look really good. I would make them with strawberry jelly.

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