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Jam-Filled Cookies

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The holiday season is not complete without these delicious Jam-Filled Cookies! This cookie recipe is easy to make, It has the perfect buttery shortbread with a hint of lemon zest and a sweet jam filling.
 
If you are looking for Jam recipes, you will love these jam filled cookies recipe. #sablerecipe
 
I found these adorable cookie cutters on Amazon, that are perfect for this recipe! They are so cute! The kids love to help with shaping these cookies, stamping the middle with their favorite design, and then also with the jam stuffing. The stuffing part can get really messy with the help of little hands, though. Oh well. 
 
While apricot jam is my favorite for stuffing these cookies, you can opt for the jam of your choice: strawberry, raspberry, peach, blueberry, grapes.. or even caramel or chocolate hazelnut spread

What you Need to Make Jam-Filled Cookies

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  • Eggs
  • Lemon zest
  • Vanilla extract
  • All purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Softened butter
  • Your choice of Jam for filling 
  • confectioners’ sugar
  • Cookie cutters

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Tips for Making the Best Jam-Filled Cookies

  • Do not over-knead the dough or the cookies will become tough. Knead just until there is no more stripes of flour. 
  • Keep an eye on the oven while you bake these cookies, they will need about 6-8 minutes and they will be pale in color. Over baking also leads to tough cookies.  
  • Don’t stuff all your cookies with jam at once. These cookies become tender a few days after stuffing with Jam, so fill them in batches if you prefer a crunchy texture. I’ve found that adding the jam a few hours before serving is just right. 

How to Make Jam-Filled Cookies

  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg, lemon zest and vanilla very well. 
  • Add sugar and mix some more. 
  • Add softened butter, flour and baking powder and fold until the dough comes together. 
  • Knead the dough with your hands. I mix just until dough feels smooth and no longer sticks to my hands (if after mixing, the dough is still too sticky for you, sprinkle a tiny bit of flour and mix some more). 
  • Shape the the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

cookies dough

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Generously grease a baking sheet with baking spray and set aside. 
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and using a cookie cutter, cut rounds. Using a smaller cookie cutter, make holes in the middle of half of your rounds. (Each cookie cutter will have two corresponding cookie cutters, one with center of the shape filled in, and one with an open center).

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  • Place cookies on prepared greased baking tray. 

Jam filled cookies

  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. 
  • Allow the cookies to cool to room temperature before stuffing. 
  • Dust some of the cut out cookies with confectioners’ sugar (optional) and spread apricot jam on each solid cookie.
  • Sandwich your cookies together and enjoy!

If you are looking for jam recipes, you will love these jam shortbread cookies.

More Jam Recipes:

Apricot Jam Tart

Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders

Yield: 18 cookies

Jam-Filled Cookies

If you are looking for jam recipes, you will love this jam filled cookies recipe. The perfect holiday and Christmas cookies recipe.

Jam-filled cookies, the ultimate holiday cookie recipe!

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 whole lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2.5 cups flour 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup softened butter- at room temperature
  • Your choice of Jam for filling (I used apricot jam)
  • 2 inch cookie cutters
  • Confectioners’ sugar- for dusting 

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the egg, lemon zest and vanilla very well. 
  2. Add sugar and mix some more. 
  3. Add softened butter, flour and baking powder and mix using a rubber spoon until the dough comes together. 
  4. Knead the dough with your hands. I mix just until dough feels smooth and no longer sticks to my hands (if after mixing, the dough is still too sticky for you, sprinkle a tiny bit of flour and mix some more). 
  5. Shape the the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  7. Generously grease a baking sheet with baking spray and set aside. 
  8. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and using a cookie cutter, cut rounds. Using a smaller cookie cutter, make holes in the middle of half of your rounds. (Each cookie cutter will have two corresponding cookie cutters, one with center of the shape filled in, and one with an open center).
  9. Place cookies on prepared greased baking tray. 
  10. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. 
  11. Allow the cookies to cool to room temperature before stuffing. 
  12. Dust some of the cut out cookies with confectioners’ sugar (optional) and spread apricot jam on each solid cookie.
  13. Sandwich your cookies together and enjoy!

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