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.
28 thoughts on “Baking Chez Moi – Jam-Filled Sandwich Cookies”
Teresa, that is exactly what I thought of when I saw these – afternoon tea! With pretty plates. Your cookies look great.
I loved these. I wanted to have some for the kids when they came home from school but they were all gone come Monday morning. Yours look great.
Mine disappeared so fast! Small batch recipes are nice, but this one should perhaps be doubled or tripled when I make it.
Totally the stuff of afternoon teach of our childhood story books!
Peach jam and ginger sound like they’d be a great combination!
Thanks, it was a nice flavour for this cookie (but I bet I’d love any filling with this dough).
Teresa, your cookies look delicious especially with that filling. I loved these and they will be a repeat.
Thanks so much, Nana! I will be making these again, too.
Sometimes the simplest cookies are the best! Yours sound delicious with peach jam and ginger.
Yes, it’s true – this dough makes the most of its ingredients and lets the filling shine.
The ginger-peach jam sounds fantastic! These cookies would definitely make a lovely addition to an afternoon tea.
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.
Thanks, Diane – I’ve been missing French Fridays, too. I think I’m going to partake in TwD more often to get my “fix” of Dorista goodness. 🙂
I agree, totally makes you think of having them with tea!
Since I made them, every time I have a cup of tea, I wish I had one of these, too.
Oooooh! Peach jam with ginger sounds divine! I’m thinking little crunchy bits of crystallized ginger. And I saw some at Penzey’s the other day…
Oh, it would be so nice with crystallized ginger, too!
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.
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. 🙂
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!
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.
Coming home for tea – after school – was a big part of my childhood as well 🙂 and the magic and calm of a tea break (with cookies!) can’t be understated.
I agree – it is magical and restoring. 🙂