Try Jelly Diagonals! Not only are they quicker to make, they look like something special.
I use a recipe from Farm Journal’s Cookie book, but you could use any thumbprint cookie recipe.
Once you’ve made the dough, divide it into four pieces and roll each piece out into a log about 2 cm (¾ inch) in diameter. Lay the logs onto a baking sheet (two per sheet), and press a channel down the length of each log. I use a wooden spoon handle for this. The channel should be a scant centimetre (3/8 inch) deep.
Fill the channel with your favourite jam, and bake until brown on the edges.
Cut into diagonal slices while still warm. Cool on a rack.