Coconut Vanilla Jam Sandwich CookiesBy Maya Moscovich on August 27th, 2013 Posted in Cakes and Cookies
For this next recipe, surprisingly there is no story to tell.
Frankly it’s quite simple. I woke up this last Saturday morning with the urge to bake cookies. And not just any cookies, the kind that looks like a million bucks but only takes a short while to make.
So not only that I made these cookies, I was also able to make them from Spelt Flour AND with my favorite baking partner in the whole world – my daughter.
These cookies may seem like a lot of work, but in fact they are easy to make; so easy and fun, you can share the fun with your kids. Let them add the ingredients, measure, mix, roll into balls, flatten with they’re little hands and decorate using a fork.
After the cookies are ready, let your child spread the icing, the jam and the love around.
Just seeing the pride in my daughter’s eyes when the whole family devoured these cookies 10 minutes after they were done was worth everything.
So here, sandwich cookies with vanilla and jam, made with spelt flour but can be substituted with all purpose flour.
- 200gr Butter – Softened (I grate my butter to speed up things)
- ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Egg
- 2 Cups Spelt Flour (Can be substituted with all purpose)
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 50gr Butter – Softened
- ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar)
- 2 tsp Milk
- Your favorite jam (I used Blueberry and Apricot)
- Preheat the oven to 375F (180C)
- Layer a large baking pan with parchment paper
- In a stand mixer bowl, put the softened butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract and whip until light and fluffy.
- Add in the egg and whip a bit more until the egg is fully combined with the butter (careful, don’t over mix it)
- Add in the flour, baking powder and coconut into the whipped butter and mix (don’t whip) until all the ingredients are fully combined and you get an even, soft dough batter.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon batter at a time and roll into a ball. Place the cookies balls on the baking sheet about 1- 1 ½ apart from each other.
- Gently flatten each cookie ball with you hand and decorate with stripes by gently pressing a fork onto each cookie (optional decoration but it looks pretty).
- Place the cookies in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until golden brown (note that Spelt Flour tends to take less baking time so keep an eye open).
- When cookies are ready, remove from oven and let them completely cool down before filling.
- While the cookies are cooling off, Whip the butter, vanilla extract and icing sugar until they’re light and fluffy.
- Add in the milk and keep whipping for another 1-2 minutes until you get a nice, white, spread consistency mix (aka Icing 🙂 )
- Take each pair of cookies, spread vanilla icing on one cookie and some jam on the other cookie and close them together to form a sandwich.
Update and disclosure: I also entered this recipe to the 2nd annual cookie contest (Christmas In July) sponsored by “Eat In Eat Out Magazine” (www.eatineatout.ca).
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