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Jam Sandwich on a wire rack
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Jam Sandwich Cookies Recipe

One of my all time favorite cookie as a kid, this Jam Sandwich Cookies recipe reminds me of my childhood days. I remember eating jam cookies from Iyengar bakeries in Chennai.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Baking, Cookies, Kids Friendly
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Low Fat
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 132kcal

Equipment

  • Wire Racker
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Blanched Almonds
  • 1 ½ cup All purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Butter
  • ½ cup Super fine sugar
  • 1 lemon Grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • a pinch Salt
  • 1 ¼ cups Jam Strawberry or raspberry
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice

Instructions

  • Finely grind the almonds with 3 tablespoon of flour.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon rind and vanilla extract. Add the ground almonds and remaining flour and mix to form dough. Gather it into a ball, wrap it in waxed paper and chill for at least one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 325F. Line two baking sheets with waxed paper.
  • Divide the dough into four sections. Roll out on lightly floured surface to ⅛ inch thickness. With a floured 2 ½ inch cutter, stamp out the rounds. Then from half of them, cut out the centre. Make sure that there are equal rings and rounds. Place them ½ inches apart on the prepared baking tray.
  • Bake for 12-15 mins, until lightly browned. Cool for 2-3 mins and then transfer them to wire racks.
  • In a saucepan, heat the jam with the lemon juice until it melts and comes to a simmer. This step could be omitted if using homemade jam.
  • Brush the jam over the cookie rounds and sandwich them with the rings.
  • Once cooled completely, store them in an airtight container layered between waxed paper.

Notes

  • This is an eggless recipe.
  • Almonds could be skipped and substituted with all purpose flour if needed.
  • Keeping the dough refrigerated is very important.
  • Roll out the cookies as thin as possible. Otherwise, they become too thick and heavy and takes longer to bake.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg