Sweets & Treats

Jam Diagonals

This recipe is super simple and so elegant looking! Sure to be one of my new favorite Quick & Easy Recipes.

In Dianes Kitchen


I have been making these sliced cookies filled with jam and topped with lemon frosting for years. This recipe was given to me at my wedding shower many, many years ago. The guests were asked to write on a recipe card with their favorite recipe. This quickly became one of my favorites too. They look elegant, taste great and are easier than making a batch of cookies. Anyone new at baking, or if you have been baking for years, will love how they will turn out.

In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup butter, softened. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/8 tsp salt mixing until fluffy. Gradually stir in 1-1/4 cups flour until blended. Divide the dough into 3 pieces. On a lightly floured surface using your hands, roll each section of dough into a 9″ rope. On lightly greased cookie sheet place the three ropes so they…

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13 thoughts on “Jam Diagonals

  1. These are wonderful cookies. They are originally from 1954 Pillsbury Bake Off. In the contest they were called Split Second Cookies. The original recipe makes a larger batch. What is fun about the original recipe you are instructed to use a handle of a wooden spoon to push down on the dough ropes to make the furrow for the jam. It is a look back to baking that was being done after WWII as cooks began to have modern ovens. But after 64 years the recipe has gone through some minor changes as it was republished in cook books. It has been part of my Christmas cookie line up every year because they were part of my childhood.

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      1. I have the original recipe posted on my page by it’s original name. I have run into many young people who make fun of mid twentieth century recipes on Pinterest. There was plenty of great recipes created then. Thanks .

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