A little while ago, we went on vacations with my family and we got the chance to buy a lot of different products and ingredients that we can´t find where I live. I was fascinated, because if there´s something that drives me crazy is food, and if there´s something that drives me even crazier is to discover food all around the world. It can´t get any better than that.
And of course that as soon as we arrived home, the first thing I did (after unpacking), was to make a cookie recipe with the delicious plum marmalade that took up so much space in my suitcase.
- 1 C unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2/3 C confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
- 1 1/2 C all purpouse flour
- 1/2 C ground almonds
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 C plum jam
In a bowl, sift together flour, ground almonds and salt, and set aside.
In another bowl, cream together butter and confectioners sugar, then incorporate vanilla and almond extracts.
Add the flour, ground almonds and salt, and slowly beat until a very soft dough is formed.
Wrap the dough with plastic paper and put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven at 170°C.
Take the dough out of the fridge and make small spheres.
Place the spheres on a previously greased mold and push them down a little, trying to leave some space as a hole to put the jam in.
Place a good portion of marmalade on each cookie and bake for 20 min. or until they start to turn golden brown.