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Prep Time: 25 min Total Time: 40 min Makes: 3-1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1-1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cups flour
1-1/2 cups Raisin Bran cereal
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup strawberry jam or preserves, or other desired flavor

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. Add flour, cereal and salt; stir until well blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Make an indentation in the center of each ball. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets. Cool on wire racks. Fill indentations with jam.

Alicia Ives
Orion



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