It wouldn’t be Christmas without Jam Sandwich Cookies—they are a staple on the cookie platter. Strawberry jam sandwiched between two buttery cookies are simply delectable this time of year.
The cookies are your standard butter cookies that can be used in half a dozen different ways that I’m currently experimenting with (cherry bar cookies with hazelnuts anyone?) But for these sandwiches, all you have to do is use cookie cutters and bake at 375.
The fun part is using mini cookie cutters to make shapes in the center of the cookies for the jam to peek through. I used a mini Christmas tree and heart for a few. If you don’t have a cookie cutter small enough, use a frosting tip or straw to make a hole in the center.
Another word of advice: don’t make holes in the center of all the cookies. I nearly did before I realized if I sandwiched two cookies with holes together the jam would fall right out! Blonde moment. So cut holes in the center of half the cookies and keep the other half of the cookies whole. Use a cookie with a hole and a cookie without a hole for each side of the sandwich and you’re good to go!
Recipe adapted from Baking Illustrated.