My mother is a BIG fan of Lifetime movies. When my brother and I were in college, we could count on coming home to at least seven movies DVR-Ed for our viewing pleasure. Out of all of them, our favorite by far is about two people who receive a full heart transplant. In true over dramatic Lifetime fashion, the recipient of the heart transplant begins to crave strawberry soda, the favorite soda of the girl the heart used to belong to. Cue the reason for me sharing this little story: anytime I think of recipes with strawberry, I think about my mom just because of that movie.
Now that I'm a mom, I look forward to creating special memories with my daughter. Something she will always look back on just at the mention of a word. One of my favorite things to do is bake (even if I'm not the best at it). I want Charlie to grow up learning and doing and spending quality time with us. This recipe is one I look forward to making with her.
2 sticks of softened butter
2/3 cup of sugar
2 cups of flour
1 tsp of vanilla
a dash of salt
Combine butter and sugar and cream until nice and light. Add the flour a quarter cup at a time. Add in the vanilla and salt and mix. Put dough in refrigerator until hardened. This will make shaping balls easier. Shape balls on greased cooking sheet. Make a thumbprint in each cookie and fill with strawberry jam. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. The cookies will be hard on the outside and soft on the inside. Top again with strawberry jam and powdered sugar.