Fillings and Jams
Jams and fillings are easy to make and add that homemade touch to your cookies. I will be adding to this group any parts that I add to cookies that can be homemade instead of buying. So, whether the jam is for a thumbprint cookie or a cookie roll, you can taste the difference between your homemade filling and store-bought.
Yes, it is a bit of an extra step. But once you start making your own jars of deliciousness you won't want to go back to store-bought. As you get into a groove of making jams and fillings you will start to have them consistently on hand in the fridge. This makes it really easy to whip up a batch of cookies, or even use the jam as gifts on its own.