Rolled: Raspberry Gems

posted by Schmitty 11-24-102 3:30 PM

Raspberry Gems

1 1/2 c All purpose flour
1 c Margarine or butter, -softened
1/2 c Dairy sour cream
1/3 c Raspberry spreadable fruit
3 tbl Sugar
2/3 c Semisweet chocolate pieces
1 tbl Shortening
1/4 c Finely chopped almonds

Stir together flour, margarine or butter, and sour cream in a large mixing bowl, until thoroughly combined.
Divide dough in half. 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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