Jam Diagonals or Split Second Cookies

Split Second Cookies are a fun version of a thumbprint cookie.  They are also known as Jam Diagonal cookies.  Fill them with your favorite flavor of jam.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword jam diagonals, split second cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 48kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tsp lemon juice to a good drizzling consistency


  • Cream butter and sugar together. Add in egg, vanilla until creamy and fluffy
  • Gradually stir in flour and salt until blended. Divide dough into fourths.
  • On lightly floured surface, with hands, roll each fourth into a 9" rope.
  • Place 3" apart on greased cookie sheet.
  • With finger or handle of woode spoon, make 1/2" depression down center of each rope.
  • (Ropes will flatten to about 1" wide strips).
  • Fill depressions with jam, using a small spoon.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool on cookie sheet.
  • For frosting, blend powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth and carefully spread over jam. As soon as frosting is set, cut each piece diagonally into 12 piece.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg