Craberry Sandwich Cookies

Cranberry SandwichCookie Ingredients:

  • 1½ Cups (225g) of Sifted Plain Flour
  • ¾ Cup (80g) of Ground Almonds
  • ½ Cup (125g) of Softened Butter
  • ½ Cup (115g) of Caster Sugar
  • ½ Cup (160g) of Cranberry Jam
  • 1 Egg

Method:

  1. In a large mixing bowl cream together the softened butter and the caster sugar until light and fluffy
  2. In another mixing bowl combine the sifted plain flour and the ground almonds
  3. Gradually add the combined dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix well
  4. Flour a work surface
  5. Turn dough out onto floured work surface and knead for 30 seconds
  6. Shape to into a disc
  7. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 hour
  8. Once chilled remove dough from refrigerator and uncover
  9. Place dough between two large sheets of baking paper
  10. Now with the dough between the two sheets of baking paper roll it out until very thin
  11. Using a 6cm (2½”) cutter cut out 40 rounds from the dough
  12. Now take a 2cm (¾”) cutter and cut out the centers from half of the cookie rounds
  13. Rework dough off-cuts and cut out some more cookie pairs
  14. Preheat oven to 1800C
  15. Place cookie tops and bottoms 3cm (1¼”) apart onto greased baking trays
  16. Transfer loaded baking trays into preheated oven and bake at 1800C for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown
  17. When cooked remove cookie tops and bottoms from the oven and allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on baking trays before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely
  18. Once cookie tops and bottoms have completely cooled spread cranberry jam over the cookie bottoms (the ones without the holes cut out of them)
  19. Top cranberry jam covered cookie bottoms with cookie tops (the ones with the holes cut out of them)
  20. When all cranberry sandwich cookies have been assembled transfer them to an airtight container ready for consumption

Serving:

  • These portions will yield around 1½ – 2 dozen scrumptious cranberry sandwich cookies
  • Cranberry sandwich cookies are always a great favorite with the kids, so they really do make wonderful lunch box treats
  • Cranberry sandwich cookies may also be served with beverages such as a cup of coffee, café late, Mocha, tea, glass of milk or milkshakes etc. or as an addition to a jar/plate of assorted cookies.
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