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 butter, at room temperature
- 2/3 C confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
- 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
- 1/2 C ground almonds
- A pinch of 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.