Eggless Jam filled Butter Cookies
 
 
Beautiful looking melting in mouth Eggless Jam filled Butter cookies are really easy to prepare and perfect to gift in any occasion!
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Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 20 Cookies
Ingredients
  • All Purpose Flour: 1 Cup (150 g)
  • Butter: 100g (I used salted butter)
  • Powdered Sugar: 100 g (can be added more; I prefer moderately sweet cookies)
  • Baking Powder: ¼ Tsp.
  • Milk: 2 Tbsp.
  • Jam: ½ Cup
  • Icing Sugar: ½ Cup (to decorate Cookies)
Instructions
Making of the Cookie Dough: %Making of the dough of Eggless Jam Filled Butter Cookies
  1. Take All Purpose Flour in a bowl and add baking powder to it and mix using a whisk.
  2. Now sift flour 2-3 times and keep it aside.
  3. In a bowl take soft butter (butter has to be at room temperature) and using a hand blender or manual whisk cream the butter. It took me ½ minute at medium speed to cream the butter.
  4. Add Powdered Sugar to the creamed butter and using the blender mix those thoroughly till sugar mixes completely.
  5. Add milk to this mixture and mix properly.
  6. Now add Flour in batches to the wet mixture and mix using your hand until it turned into a breadcrumb-like a mixture. Do not overmix or knead.
  7. Now shape the mixture to form a dough and cover it with a cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Shaping the Cookies:%Making of Eggless Jam Filled Butter Cookies shaping cookies
  1. Take the chilled dough out of the fridge to make cookies.
  2. Sprinkle some all-purpose flour on the kitchen counter or a flat surface
  3. Place the dough over the flour and using a rolling pin roll it out into a 3” thick dish as shown in the picture.
  4. Now cut cookies using a cookie cutter. I have used a heart-shaped cookie cutter to shape my cookies.
  5. Using a big size heart shaped cookie cutter cut the cookies.
  6. %Making of Eggless Jam Filled Butter Cookies shaping cookies part 1
  7. Take a smaller size cookie cutter and cut out from the middle of half of the cookies to make a hole inside.
  8. I have used a smaller heart-shaped cookie cutter to make the hole inside half of the cookies.
Baking Cookies:
  1. Place a piece of the butter paper on a baking tray and place the cookies and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat the oven of 10 minutes at 180 degrees C.
  3. Bake cookies in 180-degree c for 10-12 minutes or till the base turned little golden. It took me 10 minutes to bake the cookies.
  4. Take cookies out of the oven and cool on a wire rack.
Decorating Cookies to make Jam filled Cookies:
  1. %decoration of  Eggless Jam Filled Butter Cookies making of the dough
  2. Separate cookies with the hole and sprinkle icing sugar over those as shown in the picture.
  3. Now take Jam in a Cup and using a spoon or form mix it until the jam smoothens completely.
  4. Fill a piping bag with the smoothen jam and cut the bag to fill cookies.
  5. Place a cookie without a hole and spread some jam in the middle and place a cookie with a hole in the jam.
  6. Now pour some more jam in the middle to plump it.
  7. After filling all the cookies bake those in the oven for 1 minute. This step is optional but helps to give a glaze to the jam and to melt it properly.
  8. Jam filled Butter cookies can be stored in air tight container for 7-10 days.
  9. %Jam Filled Butter Cookies Recipe
Notes
I have used two heart-shaped cutters to shape cookies. Different types of the cutter can be used as per preference.
If smaller cutter not available, a small hole can be made using a knife to fill the cookies with jam.
I have used red colored mix fruit jam; other flavors can be used as per preference.
Recipe by Debjanir Rannaghar at https://kitchenofdebjani.com/2015/12/eggless-jam-filled-butter-cookies/