Strawberry Jam Cookies For A Ruby Red Christmas

Jam Sandwich Cookie

Jam Sandwich Cookie 2

These jam sandwich cookies are delightful to bake for a great Christmas treat at home. Making them is simple; assembling them is fun too. The ruby red colour of the jam peering out of the hole at the center of each cookie – like that of a glittering gem – would beckon to even the most nonchalant guest at a party.

Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter: 150g, softened
  • Icing sugar: 100g, sifted
  • Lemon essence: 1/2 tsp
  • Egg yolk: 2, large
  • Plain flour: 350g
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Strawberry jam: 3/4 cup

Method:

  1. Preheat oven at 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Beat butter, sugar  and lemon essence at medium speed till light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg yolks.
  4. Sift in flour and salt.
  5. Knead to form smooth dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 min.
  6. Roll out dough to 3mm thickness on floured surface.
  7. Using a fluted cookie cutter, stamp out as many cookies as the dough allows.
  8. Using a small round cookie cutter, stamp out holes from the center of half the number of cookies.
  9. Place cookies on a greased baking tray. Bake 10 min till edges start to brown.
  10. Remove from oven and leave to cool.
  11. Spoon 1/2 tsp jam onto the round cookies.
  12. Place the holed-out cookies on top of the jam to form the sandwiches.

Jam Sandwich Cookie 3

Tricks:

  • If desired, sprinkle the holed-out cookies with icing sugar first before assembling them. That’s how I get to celebrate a white Christmas in a winter-less wonderland!
  • Use other types of jam such as orange marmalade or even those of your very own make to create your own platter of colourful gem (jam) cookies.

Serving:
20 – 25 sandwich cookies depending on size of cookie cutters

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