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Jelly Jewel Cookies



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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 3/4 cups Wisconsin Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated, divided
Jellies of your choice: apple, grape, strawberry, currant, etc.


  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or leave ungreased. Combine flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda in a bowl; set aside.
  2. 2
    Combine butter and sugar in medium bowl. Cream together. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix to combine. Add flour mixture. Stir in 1 3/4 cups grated cheddar.
  3. 3
    Shape dough into walnut-size balls. If desired, roll each ball in 1 cup grated cheddar to coat. Place cookies 2" apart on sheets. Dip your thumb in flour and make a deep indentation in center of each cookie. Fill center with 3/4 tsp. jelly.
  4. 4
    Bake until edges are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let stand for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.

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