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Jam-Filled Cookies

Biscotti con Marmellata

These jam-filled cookies have a shortbread-like texture. Sieved hard-boiled egg yolks in the dough give it an added richness. This dough can be rolled out and cut into various shapes to fit the occasion.

Makes 2 dozen


1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

2 Cups King Arthur™ Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 hard-boiled extra-large egg yolks, sieved or mashed with fork

About 3/4 cup Jam. (apricot, raspberry, or orange marmalade)

Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling


In a bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in flour and then the vanilla and beat until a soft dough is formed. Beat in the egg yolks just until blended. Wrap the dough in wax paper and chill for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two cookie sheets. Divide the dough in half.

On a well-floured surface, roll out each half 1/4 inch thick. Use an assortment of cookie cutters to cut out the dough, making sure to cut out an even number of each shape, and place the cookies about 1 inch apart on the cookie sheets.

Spread a thin coating of jam over half the cookies, and top each one with another cookie to form a sandwich. Seal the edges by pressing on all sides with the tines of a fork.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned. Let cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing them to cooling racks.

When cool, sprinkle the cookies with confectioners' sugar.


  1. Doreen Matjan's avatar

    Doreen Matjan

    your jam filled cookies,your recipe says 4 hard boiled eggs.But you say nothig about adding them in the direction. This recipe is so crazy never heard of hard boiled eggs to cookies
    I will not even make these,I think it is wrong
  2. Paul Lally, Executive Producer's avatar

    Paul Lally, Executive Producer

    Doreen, take heart. Re-read the ingredient where it says seived egg yolks only, not the entire egg.

    And the first paragraph in the directions tells you when to mix it in.

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