Another recipe with the RED CURRANT JELLY. This butter cookies are so delicious and easy to make. They are good to go for any occasion get together, birthdays, Christmas….. you name it. Specially if you have already prepared the jelly before hand. It would actually be fun to do with kids.
A little observation or inquiry is all you need to customize these for someone specific. Find out what they prefer and go with it. You can use a variety of flavors if they are for a group. Just make sure it is not a big group because these are small-batch cookies. Two dozen do not go far. Then again, you could double the batch.
Using a tart jam will cut the sweetness more. Butter is the ruling flavor of the cookie aside from the jam. The texture is reminiscent of shortbread but not quite as dense.
Each time someone tries one of my recipes and comes back to let me know how much they enjoyed it totally makes my day. So try this sweetness and let me know. Thanks.
- 500 grams (3 cups) white flour + some more flour for dusting
- 200 grams( 7/8 cups) cold and chopped butter
- 200 grams( 1 cup) icing sugar
- 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolk
- Lemon zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 package of vanilla powder or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 150 c / 302 F.
- Spray a tin with oil or line with baking/parchment paper. This is done.
- Mix the butter and the sugar in a big bowl until homogeneous
- Beat the eggs with the vanilla, lemon zest, pinch of salt and baking powder.
- Add them in the bowl with the butter and mix
- Now add the flour, a bit at a time and mix well until it is a dough.
- Then roll in a film and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes roll out the dough 1/2 inch thickens, using a cookie cutter cut the dough to a desired shape
- Cook for 15 – 20 minutes. When you take out the cookies, they should be soft, they will harden in time.
- When they are completely cool, spread the RED CURRANT JELLY on half of the cookie and put the other half on top. Make them stick together. ENJOY.