Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Baking My Way: Jam-filled Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

 These are very yummy cookies and the best part about them is making them with your man, something a little romantic. They are very soft and the jam adds a nice sweetness to the plain flavor of the shortbread.

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 1/2 cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons raspberry jam


Heat oven to 375.

In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, orange peel and egg; blend well.

On a flowered surface roll out dough to 1/8- inch thickness. Cut into heart shaped cookies. Cut half of the cookies in the middle with a smaller heart shaped cutter.

On the full hearts place about 1/2 teaspoon jam in center of each; top with cutout cookies.

Bake at 375 for 7 - 10 minutes or until lightly brown.

Cool 1 minute, then remove from cookie sheet.  
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