Strawberry Jam Diagonal Cookies ... Buttery, crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth cookies filled with homemade jam.
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Strawberry Jam Diagonal Cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup castor sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose ( plain ) flour
- 3 tbsp. Strawberry jam ( or any jam or preserves of your choice )
- Sliced almonds, optional
- 8 to 10 tbsp. icing sugar ( or enough to make a thick but runny icing )
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice or water
- Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with baking paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in salt and vanilla essence.
- On low speed, gradually add flour; beating until just incorporated.
- Gather the dough into a ball and divide equally into 3 portions.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a ( 8 to 9 inches ) long cord / rope ( it may crack while rolling, just squeeze it together and work it so it extends ).
- Carefully place the cords / ropes on cookie sheet ( about 3 inches apart ).
- Press your finger into cords / ropes ( about 1/4 inch ) from the top edge to make a border.
- Press all the way down the length of cords / ropes until you reach ( about 1/4 inch ) again ( it should look like a little canoe ).
- In a small bowl, place jam or preserves and mix it well to break up any lumps.
- Spoon jam or preserves into each indentation. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top, if you like.
- Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely on cookie sheet.
- Once cooled, make icing by mixing the lemon juice or water together with the sugar to make a thick but runny icing.
- Drizzle the icing equally over each of the canoes with a spoon and let it harden.
- Once the icing is set, cut the canoes diagonally into ( about 1 inch ) wide slices.
- Or omit the icing, simply dust with icing sugar.
- I didn't use icing, though as the cookies were sweet enough without them.
- It is easier to cut the cookies when they are slightly warm.
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