Baking Chez Moi – Jam-Filled Sandwich Cookies

  

In my favourite storybooks, when I was small, the bears…or rabbits…or children always seemed to come home for tea. This was probably the beginning of my tea obsession, but there was something else that stuck with me.

The description of jam-filled cookies and the illustration of perfectly round, lightly browned, sturdy cookies – sometimes iced, sometimes plain. Now, I realize that these were probably the easiest things to draw, but they piqued my imagination. I never did find a cookie that measured up precisely, though Dorie’s Palets de Dames came close.

However, these Jam-Filled Sandwich Cookies come closest of all. There’s something about the shape of them that’s reminiscent of a vintage drawing. Something about the texture – soft without too much give. And something about the jammy surprise in the centre that’s pure nostalgia. Who can say why these satisfy this particular memory for me? I just know that when I have grand-nieces and nephews, I’ll be baking these cookies for them for storytime.

You can find the recipe here. And for the record, I used peach jam, mixed with a tiny bit of ginger. It was a great choice.

You can find the rest of the Tuesdays with Dorie crew’s entries on this recipe here: Jam-Filled Sandwich Cookies.

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28 thoughts on “Baking Chez Moi – Jam-Filled Sandwich Cookies

  1. Well you are a super Aunt to make these for your nieces and nephews. Glad to see you this week on TWD. I miss French Fridays:( I am looking for cooler weather to start up my cooking again. So many of my tagged recipes need colder weather. Take care.

  2. I also baked the Palets de Dames, Teresa, and liked them. So did Betsy. So if you think these cookies even top them, I am in. I like how perfect everyone’s cookies look. So very pretty. And your filling? Never thought of adding a touch of ginger to stone fruits. Nice.

    1. Thanks, Mary! I love the Palets de Dames, too, but these one evoke my childhood conception of storybook cookies more. I’m not sure I could choose between them on taste. 🙂

  3. Tea cookies – which of course, makes me thing of Alice in Wonderland and rabbit holes…
    I used an apricot ginger jam. That hint of ginger went beautifully with the sweetness of the cookie.
    Happy almost fall!

    1. It’s truly fall, now (that’s how behind I am in replying to comments). 🙂 Apricot ginger sounds wonderful, too. And the only thing wrong with an Alice in Wonderland tea party is that it’s very hard to actually get a cup of tea – too much dormouse/Hatter palaver.

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