Total TimePrep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-2/3 cups ground almonds
- 1 cup apricot preserves
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour and ground almonds; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/4-in. round cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- Spread jam on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip half of each sandwich cookie into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 186 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Dec 23, 2013
I found these perfect for a fancy Christmas cookie tray or dessert table. The dough when chilled rolled out perfectly. I used a scalloped edge round cutter and had about 18 sandwich cookies. I also drizzled melted white chocolate over the semi-sweet for an additional effect. Beautiful!
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
I will try this.
Apr 19, 2011
My family has been making these for decades, and they are fantastic! Be aware that the dough is incredibly fragile, which makes it difficult to roll, but it is TOTALLY worth the effort.