3/4c salted butter
1tsp vanilla extract
3/4c white sugar
1 3/4c all purpose flour
1/2c of your favorite jam or preserves
blend the egg, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Slowly add flour until it forms a nice dough. If it's a little sticky, add a bit more flour until you can easily form the dough into small 1-2in balls. place the balls on a cookie sheet, push the center in with your thumb. The trick to filling the centers with jam is to use an icing bag, or simply cut the tip out of a plastic sandwich baggy. squeeze the jam into the cookies. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. My first batch made 24 cookies, but they were a little on the large side. They will spread some on the pan, so be sure to set them a couple of inches apart.
The Verdict: J and I liked them a lot. They'd be good with a nice cup of tea. J said they were decadent. R didn't care for them as much since they weren't chocolate, nor did they have frosting. I think you could up them a notch by drizzling chocolate on them, or powdered sugar.