These cookies make perfect holiday gifts and sweet treats for someone special year-around. Bake a batch with ingredients you probably already have at home, and share them this weekend 🙂 You won’t see it on this picture, but I have filled cookies with different types of jams (apricot and cherry) so it came out colourful and beautiful. Give it a try!
Start by sifting flour and baking powder together, set it aside.
In a separate large bowl beat together butter and sugar until smooth and creamy, add eggs and vanilla paste and mix it well. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into wet ingredients mixing gently with spatula. You should have soft but not sticky dough at the end. Cover it with cling wrap and leave in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to chill.
Meantime, preheat your oven to 350 F and line cookie tray with parchment paper. Once the dough is ready, take it out of the fridge and roll into 0.3 cm thick cookies on the lightly floured surface. (Mine this time came out a bit too thick). Cut the shape you like. Take half of the cookies and make a holes in the centres (I used piping tip here). Place cookies on the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes (depending on your oven. In my oven, the temperature is higher at the back of the oven so I have to turn it half way through in order for cookies to bake evenly).
Once the cookies are golden colour, take them out of the oven and place on cooling rack.
Cover the hole-less cookies with jam. Top with a cutout cookie and sprinkle with icing sugar.
Tea time? 🙂 Enjoy.
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla paste (or extract)
Jam for the filling
Confectioner sugar to sprinkle on top of cookies