Christmas is in a couple of weeks and i am getting lots and lots of mails from viewers to post a different fruit cake recipe and different cakes and cookies recipes. Due to my busy schedule, looking after my 4 month old lil one maha. I am finding it difficult to bake, but i will surely post them, if i find some time. So please bare with me. But i have quite a few cookie recipes and few cake recipes sitting in my draft folder, i will share them with you all in the mean time.
My Microwave chocolate cake recipe was a huge success which gave me confident to try more microwave recipe. And i made a microwave fruit cake recipe and it was a huge success. I can't wait to share that with you all. I think i will post them next week. Mean time you can check out my Ultimate Plum cake recipe.
Now coming back to this recipe, this has become my new favorite cookies of all time. It was soft, chewy and sweet. So yummy. I totally loved the look of it and there is no doubt that your kid will go crazy about this jam cookies. Please make sure you check out my notes section before you bake this.
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Resting Time : 1 hour
Baking Time : 12 to 15 mins
Makes : 12 to 15 cookies
Adapted from: Gayathri Cookspot
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 1/4 cup / 150 grams
Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams powdered
Butter - 100 grams ( I used ghee)
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Curd / Yogurt - 2 tblspn
Jam as needed
Sugar - 3 tblspn for rolling
Take butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl. Cream it together.
Now add in buttermilk and salt. Mix well.
Add in flour and mix well to form a dough.
Once mixed put it in fridge for 45 mins to 1 hour.
Now preheat the oven to 180 degree C/ 360 degree F. Line a baking sheet with foil and brush it with oil or butter.
Now take the dough out of fridge and shape it into a small balls and roll in sugar.
Arrange it in a baking tray and use the back of a curved spoon or your fingers to make indention in the middle.
Put your favorite jam in the middle and bake for 12 to 15 mins.
Remove it to a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
Store it in a air tight container.
1)I used ghee as the fat, but the orginal recipe calls for butter. You could use any of the both.
2)Putting the dough in the fridge is important. I baked the first batch of cookies without putting them in fridge, while baking they spreaded out so much, still tasted great. You can see the first two pictures.
I baked the second batch by putting them in fridge, They came out round and perfect. you can refer the third picture. So it is upto you, i strongly suggest you to put the dough in fridge.
3) Rolling the dough in sugar is optional, but it gives you a wow effect.
4)You can use any of your favorite jam. I used mixed fruit jam and homemade apple jam(recipe soon)
5)The cookies will stay soft when you take out of oven, they will harden as they cools. Each oven varies, so keep an eye on the cookies.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Add sugar to butter|
|Add a dash of vanilla|
|Mix them together|
|Mix them up|
|Add a pinch of salt|
|Knead to form a dough|
|Put in fridge for a hour|
|Now roll them into balls|
|Take a ball|
|Roll in granulated sugar|
|when it is rolled|
|Arrange them in a baking tray|
|How cute they are|
|Now use a spoon like this|
|Press over the dough ball|
|Spoon some jam|