Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jam in Use: Sandwich Cookies


Tis the season for the annual cookie bake-a-thon. This provides you with a great opportunity to also showcase some of the jellies and jams you made this season.

This is a really great recipe I found via Roxana's Home Baking. The cookies are light with a gentle sweetness that you can adapt to various jam flavors.

Jam Sandwich Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 sugar
2 egg yolks
pinch of salt
2 2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon extract:
  • Peach jam use almond extract 
  • Cherry, cranberry, or pear for example use vanilla 
  • Strawberry jam use lemon extract

Cream butter and sugar. Add two egg yolks and then flavoring extract.  Gradually add in flour and salt until completely combined. Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap or Bee's Wrap for an hour.

On a floured surface roll dough until it 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutter (feel free to get crafty and make stars or other shapes). Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven until edges are very lightly browned.

when using shapes other than circles you need to make a top and a bottom 

Let cookies cook completely and then spread jam on a cookie and sandwich!


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