Jam Sandwich Cookies

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Jam Sandwich Cookies
Dust the tops of these buttery, jam-filled cookies with confectioners’ sugar for a beautiful wintry effect. Get the recipe:Jam Sandwich Cookies. Photo: Raymond Hom
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
30

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the work surface

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jam

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined (do not overmix).

  3. Form the dough into 2 disks and wrap in plastic. Chill until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

  4. Heat oven to 375° F with the racks in the upper and lower thirds. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Working with 1 disk at a time (keep the remaining disks chilled), on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out ¼ inch thick. Using a lightly floured 1½-inch round cookie cutter, cut the dough into circles and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. (If the dough becomes too soft, chill briefly on a baking sheet.)

  5. Bake the cookies, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until the edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and dust the tops with ½ cup of the confectioners’ sugar.

  6. Spread half the cookies with ½ teaspoon jam each, then sandwich with the rest of the cookies. Just before serving, sprinkle the cookies with the remaining ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar.

  7. Storage suggestion:Keep the cookies at room temperature, between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container, for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
5g Fat
23g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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