Jam-Filled Sandwich Cookies and Curious Cat Cravings

Perfectly golden, perfectly crunchy, and perfectly delicious!

Perfectly golden, perfectly crunchy, and perfectly delicious!

There’s a delicious smell wafting through my home right now: Jam-Filled Sandwich Cookies are baking away in my oven. They smell soooo good! My plan was to bring some in to work tomorrow, but they smell so butterly delicious that I might just change my mind and keep them all for me for my notorious midnight snack cravings. I wish they were done already so that I could eat them! I have no patience when it comes to eating delicious things. *grin*

The recipe is from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi and it’s the latest recipe that my bake-a-long group is making. It’s a pretty easy recipe:

  • Make the dough, roll it out, cut it into little circles (I used a champagne glass to cut the circles out).
  • Place a spoonful of jam in the centre of one circle (I used some homemade strawberry rhubarb jam because that’s what I have open in my fridge).
  • Run a wet finger around the edge of the circle and place another circle of dough on top.
  • Press the edges to seal.
Stamping out the dough with a champagne glass. #repurposing

Stamping out the dough with a champagne glass. #repurposing

And whamm-o! into the oven it goes!

  • Bake.
  • Rotate sheet in oven and finish baking.
  • Cool (in theory).
  • Eat (try not to burn your tongue).
Sandwiching the layers of dough together with homemade jam.

Sandwiching the layers of dough together with homemade jam.

The last step is definitely my favourite!

The recipe says that it will make a dozen cookies, but I must have made them smaller than called for, because it turned out two dozen. Well, 1 and 11/12 dozen. (I ate the dough for the last cookie and am completely unrepentant.)

As I type this, there’s a cat trying to walk on my lap and/or the keyboard, which makes typing a little difficult. I doubt that I’m the attraction; most likely the cat is trying to get a taste of cookie off me. This is a very curious cat, let me tell you — it actually likes chickpeas (plain and in falafel form) and watermelon (let’s just say that I had some unexpected help finishing off a watermelon smoothie when I left it on my bedside table once).

A cup of tea and thee = happiness!

A cup of tea and thee = happiness!

The cat seems to approve of the cookies — and so do I! I wonder what it would taste like with a Nutella filling. Mmm…! The cookies are basically a shortbread cookie, with a smidgen of jam inside to sweeten it a little and make it a tad chewy/sticky. The secret ingredient is the corn starch, which replaces flour, but without the binding properties of flour. Want a fluffy dough? Add corn starch! (Like I did in my Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns last year, to great — and fluffy — success.)

Would I recommend this recipe? Yup! It’s nothing fancy, but it’s a nice little cookie with a hint of flavour, and easily customizable. With, say, Nutella! I’d probably put in more jam next time, but hey, live and learn! I wonder what everyone else did?

Next Post: My copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (with a grape jelly bonbon variation thrown in). 

6 thoughts on “Jam-Filled Sandwich Cookies and Curious Cat Cravings

  1. Zosia

    Such cute little cookies! The nutella sounds like a delicious idea but I happen to be a fan who thinks it tastes good in just about any baked good!

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