Cookies and Christmas – A perfect combination. Days before Christmas, almost every household (especially in Western countries) start their preparations. Vibrant lighting, Tall and Beautiful Christmas trees, Vivid decorations, Family gatherings and Lot of bakes. Cakes, Breads, Puddings, Cookies and lot more is prepared well in advance and the home is filled with the aroma of melting butter and dry fruits.
I love this Christmasy Winter feel…the bonfires, the barbecues, the bakes and of course the gatherings. The falling mist and the beautiful Christmas lights makes a perfect ambiance for relishing the old beautiful memories and making new ones. Isn’t it? 🙂 It’s the same time of the year…Lots of parties lined up and lots of bakes.
This time I have planned to treat my folks with something new from my recipe diaries – Blueberry Swiss Cookies…A satin soft yet crisp cookies filled with finest blueberry jam. It’s a treat to your eyes as well as your palette. Prepared in just a matter of time these Cookies will surely make your friends go drool!! 🙂
Note: For Blueberry Swiss Cookies, you have to be extra careful for oven temperature.. The cookies need not to turn brown.. Just 6 – 8 mins at 160 degrees would do the justice.
Serves: 1 dozen
Preparation time: 1 hr
Baking time: 6-8 mins
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 1 egg white
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Blueberry jam, or jam of your choice
- 2 tbsp confectioners sugar, for dusting
- Beat butter until soft and fluffy.
- Add sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat until completely mixed.
- Add egg white. Beat until completely mixed.
- Add flour. Mix until flour is incorporated completely.
- Turn dough out onto plastic wrap. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 30 – 60 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Roll dough out on parchment-covered surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Keep in mind that you need two cookies for each sandwich and the top cookie needs to have a smaller shape cut out in order for jam to show through.
- Bake cookies for 6-8 minutes. Cookies should just brown at bottom edges.
- Jam needs to be thick. If it is runny, cook down jam over medium heat for a few minutes. Spread jam on bottom cookie and place second cookie with cut-out atop first.
- Dust cookies with powdered sugar when cool.
Recipe credit: Cutterlight
Store in airtight containers or put in beautiful baskets with ribbons on top… Gift it, savor it, enjoy it… 🙂 After all Merry making is in the air.
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Wish you all a Merry XMas and A very Happy New Year 2017!
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