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Jammy sweetheart butter cookies

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Photo: LIsa Roukin
Photo: LIsa Roukin

    Preparation: 20 minutes
    Cooking: 10-12 minutes
    Makes 16 cookies

    ingredients
    140g unsalted butter, slightly softened and cubed
    225g self-raising flour, sifted (plus for rolling)
    128g caster sugar
    ½ tsp icing sugar
    1 egg, beaten
    ½ tsp vanilla extract
    2 pinches salt
    4 tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam
    Icing sugar to dust

    Method

    Preheat oven to 180°C

    Put the flour and sugars into a mixing bowl.

    Add the butter and rub in to resemble fine crumbs — or do this in a food processor.

    Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix to a dough.

    Knead until smooth then wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour until firm — this can be done the night before.

    Roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin then cut out stars, hearts or circles.

    Place on two greased or lined baking sheets.

    Cut the centres out of half of the cookies with a small round or shaped cutter. Refrigerate for 10 minutes before baking.

    Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

    Remove from oven, after 5 minutes transfer from the baking sheet to a wire rack.

    Heat the jam in a pan over a medium heat for about 2 minutes then leave to cool.

    Mix a little bit of water with icing sugar in a small bowl, and set aside.

    When the biscuits are cold, dust the top biscuits with icing sugar through a fine sieve.

    Lay base cookies out and gently rub a smear of sugary water around the outer edge of each one to help them stick together. Spread a teaspoon of cold jam over each base cookie but do not go to the edges.

    Carefully top with the dusted cookie, and serve with a kiss to the person you love most in the world.

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