Sunday, April 20, 2014

Raspberry Jam & Buttercream Sandwich Cookies | Secret Recipe Club

Sometimes there is nothing better than a great cookie.  Cookies are often the connector that makes people smile from ear to ear.  Baking is my way of sharing my passion and the shear joy it brings to people resonates back to me ten fold.  My biggest fan is my hubby and his eyes lit up when I let him know I was baking cookies.  Over the weekend, I said to him that I was making him a surprise cookie for the Secret Recipe Club and I knew he would love them.

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I asked him if he wanted me to tell him what kind I selected to make or be surprised.  It was the latter.  Off I went to the kitchen to concoct his surprise.  This recipe came from Jess’s blog Life’s Simple Measures and was this month’s match for Secret Recipe Club.  To learn more about all about the Secret Recipe Club, simply click here if you want to join the fun.  Jess is a twenty something college graduate who loved playing softball at Creighton University in Omaha.  She discovered her passion for baking and began to document her goodies on her lovely blog.  Like Jess I can identify with reducing stress while I am baking – luckily I don’t bake everyday, so I guess my stress is in check and I work too many hours during the week. 

Jess has a ton of yummy treats on her site and that made it even more challenging for me to narrow down my selection.  After a few trips through her recipe index and a visual feast on her Pinterest page, I decided on her “Jammie Bodgers”.  The name caught my eye first and my curiosity was peaked.  I quickly learned they were essentially they are jazzed up Linzer Cookies with a butter cream filling and raspberry jam.  They came from a cook book called – “TheCookie and Biscuit Bible”.  I took the liberty to add a touch of vanilla to the butter cream for additional flavor and a dusting of confectioner sugar to the tops.  The end result was a crispy and buttery cookie that was simply divine.

Raspberry Jam & Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

Makes 20 Sandwich Cookies


2 Cup Flour
3.4 Cup, Butter, chilled and diced
2/3 Cup Caster Sugar (superfine)
1 Egg Yolk
1 to 2 teaspoon water (may need)

For the cookies, put the flour and butter in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  Add sugar and egg yolk, process until mixture starts to form a ball of dough.  You might need to add a touch of water to assist the dough to come together.  Add one teaspoon at a time if needed.  Make sure to not have the dough too sticky – should be on the drier side. Form two disks and wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll the dough into a thin sheet.  Use a 2 inch cookie cutter and cut 40 rounds.  With half of them, use an inch round cookie cutter to cut out the middle.  Place onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly golden brown.  Transfer cookie to wire rack to cool.

Vanilla Buttercream

¼ Cup + 2 Tablespoons Butter, room temperature
1 ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla

In a stand mixer, cream the butter and vanilla together.  Slowly add the powdered sugar until combined and whip on high for 2 to 3 minutes.


Powdered Sugar
Raspberry Jam or your favorite flavor of jam

Spread buttercream onto the non cut out cookie and top with a small amount of raspberry jam or your favorite flavor.  With the cut out top of each cookie dust with powdered sugar then place onto the cookie with the buttercream and jam.



  1. Beautiful pictures, and cookies, as always :)

  2. Wonderful looking cookies. I really love Linzer cookies but I never put a cream filling. Lovely SRC post!

  3. Such pretty cookies, I love the raspberry and vanilla buttercream combo!

  4. Your cookies turned out beautifully, hope you liked them as much as we did! Happy to bake with you!! :)

  5. Your cookies are absolutely gorgeous! Great SRC pick!!!

  6. OH YUM! I've wanted to try Linzer cookies for a while. Yours look delicious!

  7. These bring me back to my childhood! And, I have the same cutters, given to me by my mom. So, I am loving your SRC pick and pics this month!!

  8. These bring me back to my childhood! And, I have the same cutters, given to me by my mom. So, I am loving your SRC pick and pics this month!!

  9. These look super gorgeous and tempting.. awesome job! :)

  10. my kids would love these with the jam in the middle- heck I would love these! Such a perfect springy and fun cookie! Well done

  11. Beautiful cookies! We've been meaning to make something like this for a while now. Thanks for the reminder!

  12. Wait! I love jam-filled cookies and I adore cream-filled cookies and now... it looks like a heavenly marriage of the two. Right on!

  13. These cookies always remind me of the holidays. Thanks for a reminder that they would be good anytime!

  14. I've been looking for an excuse to use my new cookie cutouts. And these are the perfect ones to start with.

  15. I love jam-filled cookies, and the buttercream sounds like a great added layer! These would be perfect for an afternoon snack right now.

  16. Beautiful jam filled cookies Lisa-your hubby is a very lucky man ;-)

  17. These are one of my favorite cookies….Love, love it. I could eat an entire batch of them. Thanks for the inspiration.


  18. I knew, just by the name that I would love these cookies then when I saw the picture, I was hooked. They look fabulous Lisa! Pinned!


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