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Mayhaw Cookies

Servings: About 12 cookies
Mayhaw Jelly

Mayhaw Jelly is a rare delicacy made from the tart red berry that grows in the swamps and bogs of Southwest Georgia. Colquitt, in Miller County, Georgia, is the center of the Mayhaw growing area. Mayhaw trees grow wild in such a small geographical area that the berries are highly prized and the tart sweet jelly hoarded for special occasions. Mayhaws are called berries, but technically they are members of the haw or apple family. In May the red berries are gathered by hand or scooped out of the water in fishnets. The berries are boiled, then squeezed, to get clear coral colored juice that is made into. the best jelly in the world?.

"You may substitute with any jelly you choose. I prefer Mayhaw".........Kelly

Mayhaw Jelly recipe can be found on this website in My Recipe Book, under the Jams - Jellies and Preserves category.......Diana

2 sticks (8 ounces) butter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mayhaw Jelly, or any other jelly flavor of your choice

Cream together your butter and sugar, add your flour and vanilla to it. Form into balls; poke a small round hole in center of ball and fill with your choice of jelly. Bake at 350 degrees F, until brown (about 10-12 minutes), and jelly is bubbling.

Makes 12 cookies.

Source: My Favorite Recipes
Submitted By: Kelly
Date: 08/06/02