- Salted butter 100g , at room temperature
- Powdered white sugar ½ cup
- egg white 1 small
- Fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon
- A pinch of salt
- Flour 2 cups
- strawberry and apricot jam each 1 tablespoon
- Icing sugar 1 teaspoon
This jam filled version of Christmas cookies is just so addictive and appealing! You will not believe how simple it is to create this treat that your kids will love to the core.
Just a few simple ingredients that you store in your kitchen can easily create a preparation, for which you unnecessarily spend on to buy from fancy bakeries. This Christmas you should prepare them yourself at home and then gift them to your family and friends as a warm and loving gesture.
In a large bowl, whip the butter and powdered white sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy in texture. Add white of the egg, fresh lemon juice, and salt to the mixture and beat it again until the mixture is evenly combined.
Now, add the flour to the butter mix and knead the mixture in to a smooth dough. Cover the dough with a cling film and refrigerate it for an hour. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and place baking sheet or parchment paper on a baking tray. Roll the dough in to about ¼ inch or less thickness and then cut it out in various shapes using a cookie cutter.
You should cut the same shape in pairs and then cut out a hole from one half of the pair. Now, transfer the cut out cookie dough on to the baking tray. Bake the cookies for about 5 to 7 minutes or until they are just about light brown in color. Let the cookies cool to room temperature and spread the jam of your choice over one half of the cookie.
Top the cookies with the halves with holes in the center. Sprinkle icing sugar or powdered white sugar on it. Serve and enjoy!
Make sure that you carefully remove the egg shells while you break the egg. A wiser technique would be to break the egg in a separate bowl first and then use that broken egg for the recipe.
Nutritional information (per serving): 247 Calories, 10.4g Total fat (6.5g Saturated fat, 0.5g Polyunsaturated fat, 2.7g Monounsaturated fat), 27.3mg Cholesterol, 99mg Sodium, 37.4mg Potassium, 34.7g Total carbohydrates (0.8g Dietary fiber, 10.5g Sugars), 3.8g Protein