I use the same dough recipe that I use for my Minnesota Cookies
1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3 cups of flour
jelly or jam (flavor of choice)
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together. Once smooth add in flour 1/2 a cup at a time.
When all the ingredients are mixed let the dough sit out for 15 minutes. In my experience this makes the dough firmer and the cookies chewier.