Raspberry Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

January 22nd, 2011

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I made these cookies for Eid Al-Adha, they were delicious with hint of lemon and yummy raspberry jam.

Let’s make Raspberry Sugar Cookie Sandwiches:

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1. In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening.

2. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.

3. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.

4. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.

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5, 6. Beat in egg, milk, vanilla, and lemon peel until combined.

7. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

8. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

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9, 10. Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C). On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time until 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Using 2 1/2 inch cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using 3/4 inch cookie cutters, cut desired shapes from centers of half of the cookies. Reroll scraps as necessary.

11, 12. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

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13. Sift powdered sugar onto the cookies with the shapes cut in the middle. Spread a scant teaspoon of preserves over the flat sides (bottoms) of the cookies with no cutout centers. Top with the powder sugar-sifted cookies, bottom sides down. Serve within 2 hours.

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Raspberry Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

From: Better Homes and Gardens / Servings: 20 Sandwich Cookies
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1/3 cup (75 g) butter, softened

1/3 cup shortening

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1 egg

1 tbsp milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp finely shredded lemon
peel

2 cups all purpose flour

Powdered sugar

1/3 to 1/2 cup raspberry, apricot,
or strawberry preserves
or jam or orange marmalade


In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening.

Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.

Add granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.

Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.

Beat in egg, milk, vanilla, and lemon peel until combined.

Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C). On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time until 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Using 2 1/2 inch cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using 3/4 inch cookie cutters, cut desired shapes from centers of half of the cookies. Reroll scraps as necessary.

Bake in the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

Sift powdered sugar onto the cookies with the shapes cut in the middle. Spread a scant teaspoon of preserves over the flat sides (bottoms) of the cookies with no cutout centers. Top with the powder sugar-sifted cookies, bottom sides down. Serve within 2 hours.

Notes and Tips

I replaced the amount of ground cloves with cinnamon.

I didn’t make the thickness of the dough as suggested in the recipe, and I rolled the dough to 0.15 inch (0.4 cm) thick.

I faced some difficulties when I made the cookies because the dough cracked a bit while rolling it.

I filled cookies with raspberry jam.

I got about 35 sandwich cookies.

To store: Layer the filled sandwich cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Or, layer the unassembled cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw cookies. Assemble sandwiches as directed.

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74 Responses to “Raspberry Sugar Cookie Sandwiches”

  1. Sukaina says:

    Looking so lovely….they look like the cookies on sale at bakeries. I like that you have added shortening to the recipe- really makes the cookie very crumbly in my opinion which I love!

  2. saras says:

    Sandwich cookies looks delicious & like a store bought one. Kudos to your photographic art…

  3. these are so dainty and delicious I would order a box right this minute!

  4. beautiful valentines day goodies!! ahhh i want to try veganizing this!

  5. Umm Mymoonah says:

    Looks very professional. I love these cute looking cookies.

  6. pierre says:

    bravo love these cookies !!Pierre

  7. Angela says:

    These are so lovely! I am really impressed.

  8. How pretty and yummy-looking are these! Your photos of food are always just so pretty, so feminine, so cheerful–I am a true admirer.

  9. Katerina says:

    Beautiful cookies! I feel like I am in a pastry shop.

  10. Coffeebeans says:

    They are so cute! I love raspberry jam.

  11. Simply Life says:

    oh what a perfect cookie!

  12. swathi says:

    cookies looks beautiful and delicious

  13. these cookies make me happy.
    They seem to tell ” the winter is finished” almost….
    kiss

  14. rebecca says:

    lovely you make the best cookies thanks for the congrats Dimah

  15. These linzer cookies look great ! Perfect with hot cup of tea.

  16. Rosa says:

    So lovely! I adore those old-fashioned cookies.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  17. Medeja says:

    They look so cute.. with any jam I guess they would go perfect :) lovely cookies

  18. Lovely cookies, Dimah. The heart ones would be good for Valentine’s, right?

  19. these cookies look so good. i’d love some right now.
    thanks Dimah, hope you’re having a wonderful weekend

  20. tigerfish says:

    Your presentation is always so colorful and vibrant!

  21. Lisa H. says:

    they are so cute :)… Eidil adha must be a major celebration there…

  22. suchitra says:

    looks super good! loved your explanation and pics :)

  23. These are adorable-both the heart and the round ones and I like the jam peeking out too :)

  24. Liz says:

    Such beautiful cookies!!!

  25. Linzer cookies! I love them, they look so pretty :):)

  26. Kori says:

    Adorable! The perfect little treats for Valentine’s Day :)

  27. Joanne says:

    These are so pretty and are one of my brother’s favorite types of cookies! I will definitely be making these for him!

  28. These look so yummy! And perfect for Valentine’s Day! I was thinking about making something similar :)

  29. fooddreamer says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  30. Mmmm I agree with Emma, I love linzer cookie and they look so pretty!

  31. briarrose says:

    These are simply precious. Beautiful job. :)

  32. So cute and delicious!Looks more tempting with your great click…

  33. beautiful looking cookies

  34. Very pretty, and the heart would make a beautiful valentine’s day treat.
    *kisses* HH

  35. Aldy says:

    What a cute combination!!! These cookies look so delicate and delicious. Just Beautiful :)

    Cheers,

    Aldy.

  36. Claudia says:

    These couldn’t be prettier or sweeter. Raspberry makes me sing an then you out it into a cookie and it is so enticing.

  37. Christina says:

    These are beautiful!

  38. Raina says:

    These are just beautiful and they sound delicious with the lemon flavor and the raspberry jam:)

  39. These cookies are so pretty and the heart shaped ones would be perfect to make for my husband on Valentine’s Day.

  40. Ambreen says:

    Beautiful & delicious! This looks like a work of professional. Thank you for this lovely recipe and your beautiful pics!

  41. Adelina says:

    love these cookies! I wonder how long it took you to make them. they look so perfect.

  42. Those cookies look pretty! Those with chocolate drizzles are especially pleasant.

  43. Cindy says:

    I’ve always wanted to try making sandwich cookies,
    Love your instruction, gonna be very helpful!

  44. Oh the whole pciture set up looks just too adorable, and cookies how pretty they are :)

  45. WOW!!! Another piece of pure beauty!!! Adorable cookies!

  46. Sandra says:

    Oh Dimah they are so cute..Wonderful photos as always!!!

  47. Cook is Good says:

    really cute! Getting ready for valentine’s day with these heart shaped cookies!

  48. These are so beautiful and look delicious too! Thanks for sharing :-)

  49. RavieNomNoms says:

    Such pretty cookies, they look yummy!

  50. Aipi says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS looking..very nicely done!

  51. Hannah says:

    The hearts are especially adorable- They would be so perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  52. Juliana says:

    Dimah, these cookies are adorable…so perfect…beautiful!

  53. So adorable and I can just imagine how delicious!

  54. Reeni says:

    What pretty little cookies! And so very yummy too with the raspberry filling!

  55. they are such beauties ! loved the recipe !!

  56. My all-time favourite! simple and delicious! when I was a little girl, these cookies used to be round with three holes on the top and I loved them :-)

  57. Chef Dennis says:

    Those are perfect little cookies! I would love to sample a few this morning with my coffee!
    Congrats on your top 9 today!!
    Dennis

  58. Becky says:

    Your cookies always look so perfect and these are no exception! These are Gorgeous and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  59. Joyti says:

    They are adorable. I love the heart-shaped, drizzled ones, really original decoration. And with the lemon and raspberry, quite delicious I’m sure.

  60. Raspberry is one of my fave jams… and your cookies are so beautiful and perfect!! Definetely you should write a book :))

  61. Oh, Dimah! These cookies are so pretty! I have a weakness for raspberry and I know that I wouldn’t be able to resist these for long. congrats on a well deserved Top 9 spot!!

  62. I know a little boy who isn’t very well at the moment and think he might like these. Beautiful biscuits! x

  63. i love how pretty your desserts are:) thanks for sharing this.

  64. Trish says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous post. I just love the feel of this post. Your photos are so feminine and beautiful. And these cookies look out of this world. Great for Valentine’s Day. Love the raspberry in them. Congrats on Top 9!!! Well deserved!

  65. Shima says:

    What a lovely cookies ! :)

  66. Dimah says:

    Sukina: Thank you so much!

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  67. These look great! I did 100 of these for a Christmas banquet last month. They look so classy, but fun at the same time!

    Happy Baking!

    keatonthefoodie.blogspot.com

  68. lena says:

    hi dimah, absolutely gorgeous! great for valentine’s day too!

  69. so beautiful!!you made them so perfectly…

  70. Eva says:

    These are so beautiful and elegant. When I was a little girl My mom used to buy cookies like these at the store and I absolutely loved them. I haven’t had them in years, but I think you’ve motivated me to try my hand at making them myself :)

  71. Your cookies look yummy ;)

  72. Shirley says:

    So beautiful! They look like the linzer cookies I just made. I like how you used more than one shape.

  73. OMG ur cookies luk so yummy….and ur site is very creative.Cheers !!

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