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Jam Filled Butter Cookies

The Best Butter Cookies with Jam

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Jam Filled Butter Cookies

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.

Jam Filled Butter Cookies

How to make perfectly yummy jam filled butter cookies?

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.

Ingredients for Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Tip No.2 is to cream the butter, egg yolks, and cane sugar for jam filled butter cookies

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.

Cream butter, sugar, and egg yolks together

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.

knead the dough for butter cookies

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.

how to shape jame filled butter cookies

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?

how to make jam filled butter cookies?
  1. Make the cookie dough, divide it into equal portions and shape each portion
  2. Brush the cookie surface with egg white using a silicone kitchen brush
  3. Fill the dent in the middle of the cookie with jam
  4. Set the oven to 375 F and bake for 25 minutes
  5. Turn off the oven, let the cookies rest in the oven for additional 5 minutes, and immediately remove them from the oven.
  6. That’s it! Enjoy super yummy and healthy butter cookies with jam!
Jam Filled Butter Cookies Recipe
Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Jam Filled Butter Cookies is so satisfyingly yummy. 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.

Ingredients

  • 265 g all-purpose flour, organic preferred
  • 115 g butter, 1 bar ( about 10 tbsp), organic preferred, unsalted
  • 2 egg yolks {egg white for glazing the cookies}
  • 110 g cane sugar, organic unrefined preferred
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 cup fruit jam, see notes

Instructions

Make Butter Cookie Dough:

  • Leave the butter at room temperature a few hours before the baking to soften them and then cut into relatively thin slices.
  • Gather the rest of the ingredients. Separate the egg white from egg yolks. Place the egg yolks into the mixing bowl and egg white in another small bowl.
    Ingredients for Jam Filled Butter Cookies
  • Add softened butter slices, egg yolks, and cane sugar into a deep mixing bowl, and use an electric hand mixer to cream them together.
    Cream butter, sugar, and egg yolks together
  • Sift in the flour and salt.
    Sift in the flour to a bowl for making cookies
  • Fold the flour into the butter mixture, and continue to do so while kneading and pressing the dough using both hands, until it forms a dough.
    butter cookie dough

Shape the Jam Filled Butter Cookies:

  • Layer the baking pan with the unbleached parchment paper.
  • Divide the dough into 22 equal portions, with each portion weighing about 25 grams, and place them on the parchment paper.
    Divide the cookie dough into equal small portions
  • For each portion, toss, press and roll into a small ball using both hands.
    making jam filled butter cookies
  • While your less dominant hand loosely holds the dough ball, use your dominant hand thumb to poke/press while your index finger and the rest of your fingers hold the dough together from the back. You will start to make a dent in the middle of the cookie dough ball.
    Shape butter cookies
  • While your less dominant hand continues to hold the dough, your dominant thumb and the rest of the fingers continue to poke/press, hold and rotate clockwise at the same time. Until you have flattened the dough with a round dent in the middle.
    shape butter cookie like a mini hocky puck with a dent in the middle
  • Repeat until you have done all 22 cookies.
    freshly shaped butter cookie with a dent in the middle
  • Use a silicone kitchen brush to dip into the egg white bowl and brush the surface of the cookies.
  • Use a small pointy spoon to add jam into the dent of the cookie.
    Add jam in the middle of butter cookie

Bake the Jam Filled Butter Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let the cookies rest in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wired rack.
    freshly baked jam filled butter cookies
  • Enjoy yummy and healthy Jam Filled Butter Cookies!
    Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Notes

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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