ST. CLOUD - This week on our Holiday themed Fun Friday series we are baking Christmas cookies. I invited my friend Cady Sehnert to my house to bake strawberry and mint jam thumbprint cookies. Every year my mom and I bake these cookies this year I decided to share the tradition with Sehnert.

Baking these cookies can be a bit tricky but if you follow the recipe they will taste great.

In a large bowl whisk together 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

In a separate bowl mix together (with hand mixer or stand mixer) 1 1/2 sticks of butter, 2/3 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 large egg.

Slowly mix in dry ingredients until dough forms.

Roll cookies into 1 inch balls (optional-roll balls into sugar) and place on cookie sheet. Before baking make a thumbprint in each cookie.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Let cookies cool and then top with favorite jam.

We topped ours with mint and strawberry jelly. Mint jelly is available at most grocery stores during the holiday season.

Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON