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Walnut Sandwich Cookies with Currant Jam

with wholemeal flour

Walnut Sandwich Cookies with Currant Jam
1 hr 50 min.
Preparation
easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 30 pieces
125 grams soft Butter
1 Egg
50 grams Sugar
40 grams ground Walnuts
200 grams Whole-wheat flour
½ teaspoon Baking powder
Ground cinnamon (1 pinch)
Ground clove (1 pinch)
75 grams Red currant jam
100 grams Powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
30 Walnut halves
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Preparation steps

1

For the cookies: In a bowl, beat the butter with a hand mixer until creamy. Beat in the egg, sugar, ground walnuts, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves until combined. Knead by hand until a smooth dough is formed. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 3-4 mm (approximately 1/8 inch) thick. Use a scallop edged rectangular cookie cutter to cut out cookies from the dough. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in a 180°C (approximately 350°F) oven for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven.

While the cookies are still warm, spread half with the jam. Press the remaining cookies on top to form sandwich cookies. Cool on a wire rack.

3

For decorating: In a bowl, stir the powdered sugar with the lemon juice until smooth. Glaze the cookies and garnish each with a walnut half.

4

If a round cookie is preferred, replace the ground walnuts in the dough with ground almonds. Also replace the walnut garnish with sliced almonds.