Split Second Cookies

split seconds from grandma


I copied this recipe from my dear Grandma’s recipe box when I was a teenager.

recipe from grandma


This recipe reminds me of precious times with my Grandma. But it’s also just downright tasty. Take a buttery shortbread cookie and fill it with your favorite jam or jelly. Delish. I don’t care for the storebought cookies like this – the filling tastes fake. But these? I could take care of a dozen.

After mixing and shaping the dough into a flattened log, use a knife to make an indent down the length of the log.

knife impression


Fill it with your favorite jam or jelly:

jam filling


split second filled

Bake for ~15 minutes and then devour.

split seconds2


And yes, I was speaking literally when I used the word “devour.”

split second tested

Here’s the handy printable!


Split Seconds

Split Seconds


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup jam or jelly


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  3. Blend in butter, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Place dough on lightly floured surface.
  5. Divide into 4 parts.
  6. Shape into a log, 13" long and 3/4" thick and place on greased baking sheet.
  7. Using a knife, make a 1/4" - 1/3" depression lengthwise down the center of each log.
  8. Fill depression with desired jam or jelly.
  9. Bake 15-17 minutes until set and golden.
  10. While warm, cut diagonally into bars.









  1. Kelsie Johanna says:

    yummy! okay so I must ask..where did you get that Rise ‘n Roll jelly? where we lived in Indiana there was a bakery not too far called Rise ‘n Roll… where the Amish people made the best donuts! 🙂

  2. Christa says:

    well, unfortunately…I got it as a Christmas present from friends who visited an Amish store in Indiana (same one, I bet!). But I discovered they sell it online if you really must have some! 🙂

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