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Jammy Butter Cookies just melt in your mouth. These are vanilla butter cookies with jam in the middle. A delicious sweet treat, an easy recipe and so popular!

Jammy Butter Cookies. Melt in your mouth Vanilla butter cookies with your favorite jam in the middle. Yummy!

These jammy Butter Cookies are absolutely delicious! Have you ever taken a bite of a cookie and had that 'melting' sensation in your mouth? It's certainly a wonderful feeling indeed!

Here, after much trial and error, I've come up with a cookie which gives you that 'melting moment', with a vanilla flavor on your taste buds, and my favorite jam added. The texture is so delicate and scrumptious!

These jammy butter cookies are very similar to spritz cookies, you know, those Danish / German type cookies you get at Christmas time at the Christmas Markets! Only for these, you don't need a cookie press, just any cookie cutter you have.

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We've got quite a few butter cookie recipes so make sure you take a look at them. I love them all!

These are also sometimes known as 'sandies'. I guess you will just need to call them whatever you choose, depending on where in the world you live!

For this recipe, I chose a star-shaped cookie cutter and also just shaped some into balls them made a thumbprint indentation in the middle, (hence the name you sometimes see known as thumbprint cookie). 

Feel free to use any jam you like, or a variety of different jams so you have a few different colors of cookies. 

These vanilla butter cookies are crisp, and once in your mouth, they simply melt away. There is a high butter content, so you do need to refrigerate the dough before you start cutting the cookie shapes otherwise it will be too soft to handle. 

These cookies are very easy to make and great for the kiddies to help you with. You can use a cookie cutter or simply roll into balls and flatten as you see in the photos below.

So let's get straight to the recipe and see how easy it is to make these jammy butter cookies. Please enjoy!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

8-10 mins

Yield

24 Approx

Equipment You will need

an UN-GREASED baking tray

Ingredients

3/4 cup or 170 g butter, refrigerated
1/2 cup or 60 g confectioners sugar, sifted
2 Tablespoon water
2 Tablespoons of Jam. I used strawberry
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups or 190 g sifted All Purpose / plain flour

Instructions

1. Placed sieved flour and sieved confectioners’ sugar in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add butter in 1 cm pieces (distribute evenly over the flour)

3. Add water and vanilla extract

4. Mix together very well using hands until the ingredients form a dough. You should be able to have a ‘clean’ mixing bowl with no crumbs. You can also use a food processor for this part.

Jammy Butter Cookies combining ingredients


5. Cover with parchment & place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.

6. To use a cookie-cutter, place the dough in between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and roll out, then use the cookie cutter to make the desired shapes. Then use your finger and push a small hole 3/4 of the way into the center of the cookie and add a drop of jam in each cookie.

To make the cookies without a cookie cutter, take about half a tablespoon of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Take your finger and push a hole into the center, as described above and place a drop of jam in the center. Place cookies on the UN GREASED baking tray about 1-inch width apart.

7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F, 180C, Gas 4 for 10 minutes or until the edges just begin to slightly brown. (see photo)

8. Remove from the oven, cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray then transfer to cooling rack

If your cookies have joined together after taking them out the oven, use a knife or plastic cutter to separate them whilst they are hot. Once they cool, it will be messy to try and cut them.

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our jammy butter cookie recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Jammy Butter Cookies. Melt in your mouth Vanilla butter cookies with your favorite jam in the middle. Yummy!

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Jammy Butter Cookies. Melt in your mouth Vanilla butter cookies with your favorite jam in the middle. Yummy!

Jammy Butter Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Jammy Butter Cookies. Melt in your mouth Vanilla butter cookies with your favorite jam in the middle. Yummy!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup or 170 g butter, refrigerated
  • 1/2 cup or 60 g confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tablespoon water
  • 2 Tablespoons of Jam. I used strawberry
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups or 190 g sifted All Purpose / plain flour

Instructions

1. Placed sieved flour and sieved confectioners’ sugar in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add butter in 1 cm pieces (distribute evenly over the flour)

3. Add water and vanilla extract

4. Mix together very well using hands until the ingredients form a dough. You should be able to have a ‘clean’ mixing bowl with no crumbs.

5. Cover with parchment & place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.

6. To use a cookie-cutter, place the dough in between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and roll out, then use the cookie cutter to make the desired shapes. Then use your finger and push a small hole 3/4 of the way into the center of the cookie and add a drop of jam in each cookie.

To make the cookies without a cookie cutter, take about half a tablespoon of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Take your finger and push a hole into the center, as described above and place a drop of jam in the center. Place cookies on the UN GREASED baking tray about 1-inch width apart.

7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F, 180C, Gas 4 for 10 minutes or until the edges just begin to slightly brown. (see photo)

8. Remove from the oven, cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray then transfer to cooling rack

    Notes

    If your cookies have joined together after taking them out the oven, use a knife or plastic cutter to separate them whilst they are hot. Once they cool, it will be messy to try and cut them.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 Servings
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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