Ruthies Fanciful Raspberry Ribbons

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making plates of goodies to give to our neighbors. I have a few standby recipes like my Champagne Berries Lavender Cookies and Chocolate Hazelnut Tart. But every year I have fun experimenting and trying new recipes. So here we are with Ruthies Fanciful Raspberry Ribbons. Hope you will like it!

How to make Ruthies Fanciful Raspberry Ribbons


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • <½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • Seedless raspberry jam or jelly


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and fill the well in each log with raspberry jam. Return to the oven and bake an additional 10-12 minutes or till lightly browned.

Cool on pans for a couple of minutes, then carefully remove to a cutting board. Cut each log into slices about 3/4″ thick. Cool on wire racks for a few minutes.