Raspberry Jam Filled Cookies


A couple of times I tried to make cookies in the past, but with no luck.  So I thought of trying this cookie out today.  The cookies came out pretty good.  But I still haven’t mastered the art of rolling the dough on a floured board.  I had to put so much flour to make sure it does not stick to the board.  But at the end, I was very happy to see these cookies nicely baked.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz ground almond/almond meal
  • 6 oz all-purpose flour
  • 5 oz butter at room temperature
  • 3 oz castor sugar (increase the amount if you like the cookie to be sweet, I don’t like too much sugar)
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • Crushed/flaked almond
  • About 1 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Method

  • Cream butter and sugar until soft and fluffy
  • Stir in the lemon grind, lemon extract, and vanilla
  • Add ground almond and flour and mix well
  • Make the dough into a ball and wrap in a plastic wrap and chill for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 325F
  • Line 2 cookie sheet with parchment paper and butter them a little bit
  • Divide the cookie dough into 4 equal parts working with one section at a time
  • Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 3 mm on a floured board and
  • With a cookie cutter stamp out circles
  • Using a small cutter or a piping nozzle stamp small inner circles

  • Whisk egg white until lightly frosty
  • Brush cookies with egg whites and sprinkle with crushed almonds
  • Bake until lightly browned – about 15 minutes
  • To make the jam filling: in a saucepan heat jam and lemon juice until it comes to a simmer
  • Spread jam over the cookies and sandwich them together

Note: if you don’t have ground almond, you can use blanched almonds.  Grind them into a coarse powder.  Also when I make cookies or cake, I prefer salted butter.  In this way I don’t need to add extra salt to cookies or cakes.

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One thought on “Raspberry Jam Filled Cookies

  1. Kenyetta February 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm Reply

    Book-marked, I enjoy your site! 🙂

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