How to Make Vampire Cookies

I made these cookies in honour of the new season of True Blood starting tomorrow. It's also a great Halloween treat! (credit goes to bakingbites.com for the recipe!)

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Gather your ingredients...

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Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Then beat in egg and vanilla extract.

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Add flour and salt and mix on low until combined. This step forms the dough texture.

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Form the dough into 2 flat, round discs with your hands, wrap in Saran wrap and refrigerate for about an hour. Place each one on a shelf close to the centre-back of your fridge - the coolest part.

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After the dough has cooled, remove 1 disc and roll to 1/8" thick with a rolling pin (lightly flour the surface). Cut out your cookies with a cookie cutter. (each disc makes about 12 cookies)

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Place the cookies on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spoon about one teaspoon of jam onto them.

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Repeat step 5 with the other disc of dough (the one still sitting in your fridge).

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Create a sandwich of each cookie on the sheet, like so, and firmly push together the seams so that the jam is contained inside.

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Grab a toothpick and poke 2 nice holes into the top layer of cookie (like a vampire bite!) so that you reach through to the jam in the centre.

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This is what your cookies will look like!

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Pop them into an oven heated to 325F for about 10-15 minutes.

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When they're done let them cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet then get them on a wire rack to cool completely.

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Use a toothpick and some jam to decorate the holes with some more "blood"... Make it look nice and drippy.

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And there you have it! Delicious, jam filled vampire cookies!

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