Vampire Sugar Cookies with Raspberry Jam Bites

10.18.18 - BY Nona Raybern

Today we pay homage to the dark and grisly Dracula by making….COOKIES! What undead lord of the night wouldn’t want to eat some cookies? I mean, seriously. Look at this guy. Doesn’t he look like he could use some Vampire Sugar Cookies?

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We started with the dry ingredients and used the SiftStir by the everyday gourmet to sift all the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg together. The SiftStir works well because it sifts together your dry ingredients while incorporating them together, removing the need for a flour sifter at all.

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Make the dough exactly how the recipe says. The most important part of the dough will be chilling it for at least 4 hours, because you don’t want the fat in the dough to be too soft, as it causes your cookie to spread. Cold dough in cookies is your friend! Unlike Dracula up there with his shifty eyes.

We used the RSVP White Marble Rolling Pin to roll out the dough. The sturdy wooden handles curve great and the marble stays nice and cold so your dough won’t get too warm as it rolls out! Once the dough is rolled out, that’s when the real fun begins. The Endurance® Round and Round Rippled Biscuit Cutters are perfect for cutting out the needed shapes for these cookies. We used the Endurance® Round Rippled Biscuit Cutters because it added a nice edge to the cookies.

 

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Now press down with the smaller cutter and seal that edge so no jam or jelly squeezes out! We used a raspberry seedless preserve and added a couple drops of red gel food coloring just to make the red pop a bit more.

 

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And in the words of Dracula:

Enter freely, go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring. And eat cookies.

Just kidding, we added that last line in there. But he probably said it at one point, right? I mean, he is eternal.

 

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vampire sugar cookies with raspbery jam bites

Vampire Bite Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3-1/4
    Cup
    Flour
  • 1
    Cup
    Sugar
  • 1/2
    Cup
    Butter
  • 1/2
    Cup
    Sour cream
  • 1
    Egg
  • 1
    Tsp
    Baking Soda
  • 1
    Tsp
    Baking Powder
  • 1
    Tsp
    Nutmeg
  • 1
    Tsp
    Vanilla
  • 1/2
    Tsp
    Salt
  • Seedless Raspberry Jelly
  • 3
    Drops
    Red gel food coloring
  • Vanilla sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg together. Sift together well. 

    Cream together butter, sour cream, and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Mix until completely combined. 

    Using a dough hook, add the dry mixture slowly to the wet mixture. Add until combined. 

    Divide dough into 4 discs and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight for best results). 

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Mix raspberry jelly and food coloring together. 

    Roll out dough to 1/8 in thick and cut with large round cookie cutter. Add 1 tsp raspberry jelly to center of disc. Top with another cookie round. Seam cookies together with a smaller cookie cutter. Poke two holes into top and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 12-15 minutes. 

    Remove from oven and let cool on rack. Add additional jam marks with a toothpick to "vampire" bite holes. 

Recipe adapted from Ashlee Marie.