These tea time sandwich cookies are an absolute delight! This bake was actually a mistake, I was trying to make Alfajores but I didn't have dulce de leche at hand. So I decided I would have to make it homemade. Unfortunately, it didn't work and I had to put this jam filling inside instead. Thankfully, it tasted just as good! The jam paired so well with the creamy cookies. Even if you do end up putting dulce de leche, chocolate, jam, or frosting, this cookie will taste spectacular!
If at first the dough doesn't seem to be working, the flour seems too much, or it's not mixing well, just ignore these signs and beat until it forms a giant ball. It will come together in about 2-3 minutes.
I didn't have a cookie cutter so I just found a bottle cap I had lying around.
One thing to note about these cookies, is that they are REALLY crumbly. You want to be really really gentle placing them on top of each other.
What I love about these cookies is that they just melt in your mouth. You can even add a little lemon zest to make it a little bit more, fruity.
You can fill these with dulce de leche, melted chocolate or even frosting!
Serves: 3 dozen
Time: 1 hour and 40 mins
1 1/2 of all purpose flour
2 1/8 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 sticks butter
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup jam (apricot, strawberry, amount may vary)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and baking soda with a sieve and set aside. In a fitted stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar. Slowly add in 3 eggs, vanilla extract, and the dry ingredients. Mix until it forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 1 -2 hours.
Roll out dough and cut with a 2" circle cookie cutter. Bake for 15 minutes. To assemble, take a spoonful of jam and lather it onto one cookie. Lightly place your second cookie, careful not to crack it.
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳
This cookie’s recipe is inspired by: prettysimplesweet.com.