Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells

This butter cookie recipe is perfect for a bridal shower or anniversary celebration as a special sweet treat.

60 min. prep time
42 cookies
444 Ratings



3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder


3 1/2 tablespoons apricot preserves


White edible glitter, if desired
Large silver dragees, if desired


Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, milk, 2 teaspoons lemon zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Roll out dough, one-half at a time, on lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon apricot preserves in center of each cookie. Fold in sides of each cookie, overlapping at top to resemble bell shape. Sprinkle cookie with white edible glitter; insert large dragee as clapper, if desired.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Recipe Tip

- Other fruit preserves can be used in this cookie as a variation.

- Cut-out cookies seem to brighten any celebration. For best results, roll dough on a lightly floured surface from the center to the edges. Measure the thickness as you go to assure perfect results. Cut the dough into shapes using floured cookie cutters, cutting as close together as possible. Use a pancake turner or wide metal spatula to transfer cookies from the floured surface to the cookie sheet.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #11517©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These were once called "strawberry lilies" by Land o'lakes, & the cookie recipe was somewhat different: 1/4 c sugar, 1 c butter, 3 oz cream cheese, 1 t vanilla, 2 c flour, 1/4 c salt & 1/2 c jam. The recipe above looks like it was altered for making the cutouts, and I suspect it would not be as tender as the original recipe.
These are very like a recipe I have been making for about fifty years, except mine only contain butter, cream cheese and flour., i also use sugar-free jam.
I made these last year for Christmas. I called them "Snow bells" to be more appropriate for the season. They were my Mother-in-law's favorite. I'll definitely be making these again.
These cookies are a little time consuming But well worth the effort.Well recieved by guest and would add a nice touch to your Christmas dessert table.

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