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Butter Cookies with Jam Filling

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Ingredients:

  • 250 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 500 g flour
  • strawberry or apricot jam
  • confectioner sugar
  • some extra flower

Procedure:

  1. Mix soft butter, sugar and eggs.
  2. Add flour and baking powder.
  3. Wrap the dough in foil and put it for several hours in the fridge.
  4. Put some flour on a clean surface and a rolling pin (assuming you know how to roll dough)
  5. Take a piece of the dough and roll the dough (about 3 mm thickness should be fine).
  6. Take a cup or glass and punch out discs.
  7. Take a small glass (about 1 inch diameter) to punch holes into half of the discs.
  8. Bake them 5 -8 min at about 400F until they become slightly brownish.
  9. Let them cool down, then spread a thin layer of jam on the discs and pot the ones with the holes on top.
  10. Wrap cookies into foil and store for next day (so the jam makes the cookies softer).
  11. Before serving, stiff some confectioners sugar on the cookies.

Yield: ~24 cookies