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Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

Barbara Sessoyeff of Redwood Valley, California shares the recipe for yummy Strawberry Sandwich Cookies.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry jam

Directions

  • In a food processor, process almonds until ground; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the ground almonds.
  • Divide dough in half; cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Cut lengthwise into three strips; cut each strip widthwise into six pieces. With a 3/4-in. round cutter, cut out a circle in the center of half of the pieces (discard circles).
  • Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For glaze, combine lemon juice and remaining sugar; thinly spread over whole cookies. Top with cutout cookies; fill center with 1/2 teaspoon jam.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 191 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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