All these cookie recipes use powdered (or confectioners or icing) sugar rather than granulated sugar, which is the standard in American cookies. It’s common in recipes from Central Europe, but I don’t know whether it makes a difference in the way the dough handles. Powdered sugar is much more finely ground and is mixed with corn starch, but I am not sure what effect that has on the cookies. Maybe it’s time to experiment!
3 Cup (48 tbs)
1 Cup (16 tbs)
Preheat the oven to 350° F/190° C.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
With the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, or with your fingers, blend the butter into the dry ingredients until a smooth dough comes together.
Form the dough into a ball and gently knead it a few times. Shape it into a square and roll it into ¼” thick dough.
Cut stars with star shaped cookie cutter.
Place them on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper. In half of them (50% for geeks) make a hole in the middle – these will be the top half of the sandwich, with a window for the jam to peek out.
Bake for approximately 10 min or until edges are getting brown.
Let them cool for 5 minutes in the pan, handle carefully as they are very delicate.
When cooled, spread the bottom stars with your favorite jam and place a star with hole over them and gently twist. This way the jam gets into the hole and fills it.
Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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Do you like baking? Here is a great recipe for Star Cookies…The kids will enjoy helping you make these. This video shows you how to prepare these jam filled cookies. A simple recipe, that finally has the cookies looking all too appealing…watch it and I’m sure you will be tempted to try them out.