Short-bread Sand which Cookies

08:42 Niloufer Riyaz 0 Comments

My choice of Cookie for the last month challenge of Home Bakers Challenge. Every time I look into this cookie I usually have butterflies automatically. But somehow built-up my courage to make them. It was a success at the first time itself, the only difficulty faced was cutting the small hole in the cookie, got success after 3-4 trials. But such a beauty on its own, A crowd pleaser. Thanks to Vijidarmaraj of for choosing them.

You need:

All purpose Flour                   3 1/2cups +flour for dusting
Salt                                        1/4tsp
Unsalted Butter                       1 1/4cups
Granulated Sugar                    1 cup
Vanilla Essence                       1 tsp
Strawberry Jam                       3/4 cup
Icing Sugar


 Preheat the oven to 350 F/175 C.
 In a bowl mix together butter and sugar until they are just combined.
 Add the vanilla essence to it and mix.
 Sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter and sugar mixture and  make it to a dough.
 Dust flour on working surface, Put the dough and make it into a disc. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 Roll the dough into ¼ inch thick and cut into desired shapes. In ½ of the cut cookie, cut a hole from the middle . Place them on greased tray .
 Bake the cookies for about 20-25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool.
Dust the icing sugar on the cut cookie not the whole one. Now sandwich them with jam cut cookie facing on top. Enjoy!!