We’ve been making cookies this weekend; fun, alphabet cookies sandwiched together with jam and sprinkled with a liberal snowfall of icing sugar. They fit in the palm of your hand and will make you happy for hours, I promise…
Firstly, we made a batch of sugar cookie dough, using our favourite basic recipe, though any one will do. We chilled the dough for 20 minutes in the fridge and then rolled it out (my friend recently bought me one of these genius rolling pins, which ensures a regulation thickness to your dough; no more slanty, wobbly cookies for me…).
We used this small ampersand-shaped cookie cutter from Etsy to stamp out the top layer of cookies, and then for the bases, made a lighter imprint on the dough and I then cut around them carefully with a craft knife. A bid fiddly, yes, but the only way I could think of to ensure I didn’t stamp out the holes in the bottom shapes.
And then we simply baked for 10 mins (these cookies are small so they bake quickly; check on them regularly, and don’t get distracted with a good magazine and a coffee; I speak from experience here…). Once cool, sandwich together with a dollop of raspberry jam, and sprinkle with icing sugar. They are divine. Trust me…
Hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend!
p.s. I styled our cookies on top a beautiful ampersand image I found here; if you know the source do let me know so I can credit!
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