Jam Filled Butter Cookies is so satisfyingly yummy. It features butter cookies that look like a mini hockey puck with a dent in the middle filled with jam. These cookies with jam are beautifully glazed with egg white. You will be amazed by how simple ingredients such as egg yolks, organic butter, and cane sugar can work magically together for such insanely tasty cookies with jam. Homemade cherry jam works exceptionally well for these cookies with jelly.
The first and foremost is to soften but not melt the butter
Remember to leave the butter at room temperature for a few hours in advance to soften the butter. This is essential to a tasty butter cookie. Softened butter can blend with the flour flawlessly to create this incredible taste and texture. As you knead the dough, the warmth from your hands will continue to melt the butter, making the cookie dough soft and pliable.
An electric mixer is a very handy kitchen gadget for a task such as this one, to cream the butter, egg yolks, and cane sugar together. Cut the butter into thin pieces before mixing to help with the process.
Last but not least is simply taking the time to knead the dough
When you initially sift in the flour, the dough might seem a bit dry. But don’t worry, keep kneading and playing with the dough with both hands. As you do so, the warmth of your hands will continue to melt the butter, which will further soften the dough and make the dough pliable. This not only makes it easier to shape the cookie but also makes it super tasty.
How to shape the Jam Filled Butter Cookies?
First is to divide the dough into equal portions, each portion about 25 grams. A kitchen scale is a very handy tool to help you stay on task. This recipe makes about 22 butter cookies.
For each portion, roll it into a ball using both hands. Following that, while your less dominant hand loosely holds the dough ball, use your dominant hand thumb to press while your index finger and the rest of your fingers hold the dough together from the back. You will start to make dent in the middle of the cookie dough ball.
While your less dominant hand continue to hold the dough, your dominant thumb and the rest of the fingers continue to press, hold and rotate clockwise at the same time. Until you have flattened the dough with a round dent in the middle.
Your finger actions should be firm but gentle. You are pressing but also hold the dough together from the behind at the same time.
How to make Jam Filled Butter Cookies?
- Make the cookie dough, divide it into equal portions and shape each portion
- Brush the cookie surface with egg white using a silicone kitchen brush
- Fill the dent in the middle of the cookie with jam
- Set the oven to 375 F and bake for 25 minutes
- Turn off the oven, let the cookies rest in the oven for additional 5 minutes, and immediately remove them from the oven.
- That’s it! Enjoy super yummy and healthy butter cookies with jam!