Jam Cookies

by hilla.kariv on December 21, 2010

Jam Cookies

Jam cookies are much more than a cookie for me.

Two crispy layers hold a treasure of nostalgia and childhood memories of square tin cans that you had to open with the back of a spoon

They’re winter with a cup of tea near the fireplace

Making jam cookies

They’re also a way to entertain two girls who want to ‘help’ on a free afternoon

Jam cookies dough

There are two ladies in my life that share a birthday. One is too far but the other gets a jar full of jam cookies every birthday, because I know she loves them.

Jam Cookies

They’re a little different every time – spices, nuts and seeds

This time, fresh from the oven and filled with plum jam they were addictive

Filling jam cookies

This dough is very tolerant of all the pressing, over-kneading and loving attention of kids. Do what they will, it will still come out crispy and lovely, even if you make regular cookies, no jam

kids making jam cookies

Cookies that Love Jam

If the dough is very sticky, add a little flour. If it’s too dry and crumbly add few drops of water gradually until you get a dough that’s easy to work with.

If you don’t have a kitchen scale, use our amount translator.

7 oz / 200 gr. cold butter
3.5 oz / 100 gr. sugar
2 egg yolks
1.8 oz / 50 gr. almond powder
8.8 oz / 250 gr. flour
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds

Cut the butter into cubes and transfer to the mixer. Beat until creamy and smooth. Add the sugar and mix together until you get a smooth mixture. Add the egg yolks one by one, mixing each until it is blended completely before adding the next one. Add the dry ingredients and mix slowly until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a flat circle, cover and place in the fridge for half an hour.

Knead the dough on a well floured surface and cut your cookies. If you want jam cookies, choose one shape and for half the amount cut a circle (or other shape) out of the center. Transfer to a baking pan and bake 12 minutes or until cookies are golden.

Dust the` holes cookies` with a generous amount of powdered sugar. Spread a teaspoon of jam on each one of the `whole cookies`.
Connect every two cookies together, pressing gently and keep in a closed container.

heart shaped cookies

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Viridiana Lourdes March 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Hilla, thanks for sharing this recipe for the Jam Cookies, they look amazing! I want to try it myself but I’m having problems finding almond powder. Could you suggest substitutes? Thank you, -Viridiana

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hilla.kariv March 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm

:)

You can find it in any TJ’s, Whole Foods and in many health food stores. I assume you can use regular flour instead but the almonds give it a nice touch- worth looking for..
Good luck!

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Viridiana Lourdes March 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm

delicious! thanks Hilla!

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