The Cookies that Started it All

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies


2 C all-purpose flour

1 C margarine, softened

1/2 C sugar

2 egg yolks

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. orange zest

8oz jam or preserves


  • Preheat oven to 350°. 
  • Mix all of the ingredients except the jam/preserves together. 
  • Grease (or line with parchment paper) cookie sheet.
  • Spoon 1 T of dough per cookie and roll into balls; flatten the center of each ball with your thumb and fill indents with jam/preserves. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes and cool on wire rack.