Making Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

Posted in on the 9th June, 2013

Raspberry Sandwich CookiesCookies are simple to make. But that does not mean that the cookies stay simple as well. There are many ways to make a simple cookie recipe come out unique. This Raspberry Sandwich Cookie recipe is one example.

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup raspberry jam
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg

Equipment:
Electric mixer
Mixing bowl
Baking sheets
Parchment paper
Cookie cutter
Rolling pin

Instruction:

  1. Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer set at medium speed. Do this for two minutes until it is light and fluffy. Add in the sugar, egg and then salt.
  2. Add the flour into the mixture slowly, a cup at a time. Mix well until the dough is thoroughly mixed. Divide the cookie dough in half and form into 2 disks. Use plastic wrap to seal each disk tightly. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour or overnight.
  3. Prepare two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Roll out the disk into a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies using 2 1/2-inch cutter. Place 1/2 inch apart from the other cookies. Gather the dough scraps and re-roll to cut more cookies. Repeat with the other cookie dough disk.
  4. Place the baking sheets with the prepared cookies inside an oven pre-heated to 375 degrees F. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the baking sheets and let it cool for five minutes. Transfer the cookies to the wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Spread enough jam on the bottom of a cookie. Place another one on top to make a cookie sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies and jam. Recipe yields about 18 cookies.