Warm up your ovens, Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to kick off the festive season than with a big batch of Chef Mimi’s jam cookies. Perfect with a cup of tea, these jam cookies really are as delicious as they look. These jam cookies are really easy to make and a great thing to try out with the kids to keep them busy. And if you’re trying to save on Christmas presents this year, buy a couple of glass jars, some nice tissue paper and a bit of red candy cane string to tie around the top and you’ve got yourself a pretty lovely, homemade present. Bake these the day before Christmas for the ultimate freshness.
Preheat your oven to 200 degree C and line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
Add all the ingredients (except the fillings and the icing sugar) into a bowl. Use your finger tips to crumble the butter and dry ingredients together and then knead into a dough. Cling film and leave in the fridge for 1 hour.
Roll out evenly on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut circles into the dough.
Then cut mini hole in the middle of half of the circles using a mini star cutter if you have it or a circular one if not.
Bake in your preheated oven for 5-8 minutes and remove then allow to cool.
Take one of your cookie pieces without a hole and place jam in the centre. Then place one of the cookies with a hole on top and press down. Repeat for all cookies and then sieve on some icing sugar.