These cookies do many things. They are shortbread-like in texture. They have jam, which somehow makes them fancy. They melt ever so slightly around the edges to leave a crunchy rim. I like the things these cookies do.
260g plain flour
180g butter (room temp)
150g golden caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
your favourite jam
Makes about 25 cookies
Takes 45 minutes to make, 1 hour to cool and 12-15 minutes to bake
Stage one: Cream the butter and sugar. Then add in the egg and vanilla. Finally, add in the dry ingredients until they form a stiff mixture. Put the mixture in a bowl, cover it and put it in the fridge.
Stage two: Preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C. Line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper. Break off chunks of dough and roll it into balls the size of a walnut. Put them on a baking tray and press your finger into each one to form a hole about 1cm deep. Using a teaspoon, scoop in a little bit of jam to fill each hole.
Stage three: Bake for 12-15 minutes.