Life is always a little sweeter when you’re baking cookies….
These beauties have a rich buttery texture and are simple to make. They are all about the butter, use a high quality butter and your favourite jam.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup pure cane sugar
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups four, ( I used a gluten free mixed and it worked perfectly)
pinch of salt
Your favourite jam or marmalade for filling
1- Preheat oven to 325 degree. Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolk and vanilla and mix well.
2- Add flour and salt, and mix until just combined. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.
3- Roll dough into 1-inch balls and space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
4- Press down center of each ball with your thumb. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; press down center again. Return to oven and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
5- Let cool slightly on sheets. Fill each center with jam.
What is your favourite jam for bird’s nest cookies?
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Holiday Cookies