Christmas Surprise Cookies

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This is an idea I got yesterday so these cookies are very new to me too! :)
I wanted to make something new for Christmas this year and I thought that nothing would be better than a surprise present! The surprise I am talking about is the jam I put inside the cookies, but you can put chocolate, nutella, pieces of apples or anything you want. 
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Step 1: Ingredients

  • 125 gr (about a stick) cold butter
  • 250 gr (2 cups) flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100 gr (7/8 cup) icing sugar
  • vanillin or vanilla extract - I used a sachet that contains 0.5 gr of vanillin, it's probably a little more than a pinch. Whichever extract you use, only a little is needed to give flavour to your cookies.
  • a pinch of salt
  • food coloring
  • jam
  • optional: a bit of baking powder to make the cookies softer
With this dose, you can make about 20 cookies.

Step 2: Make the Dough...

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Mix the flour with the cold butter and a pinch of salt. 
Now add sugar, vanilla and the yolks (and a bit of baking powder if you want).
Mix all the ingredients until you have a compact dough.
Wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for at least a half hour.

Step 3: Cut Squares

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Your dough is ready to make cookies!
Flatten the dough with a rolling pin. I made it about 3 mm thick (0.11 inches).
Now cut out many squares and remove the rest of the dough. You can flatten it again and make other squares out of it but remember to keep some dough to make the decoration.
I made the squares with a cookie cutter but you can also make them simply cutting with a knife. My squares are about 4/5 cm (1.57 inches).

Divide them in 2 groups with the same number of squares so that you have both the top and the bottom for each cookie.
These are really cute
lindarose92 (author)  danceworkshop_31 year ago
Thank you!
Renee!2 years ago
Adorable! Something special to bring to the Christmas table :)
lindarose92 (author)  Renee!2 years ago
Thank you so much! :)
ChrysN2 years ago
Cute cookies! I like that there is a surprise.
lindarose92 (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thank you! I am glad you like the idea! :)
So cute! At first I thought the surprise was that it is a cookie, but then you went and put jam in it! Perfect :)
lindarose92 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you Nicole! :) I wish I could put nutella inside, but they are very good with jam too!!