Jam Rings

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I’ve been doing a bit of research all in the name of Christmas presents…so made these deliciously yummy biscuits.  Darren thinks they are like a fancy Jam Fancy, I think they are more like a Monte Carlo.  They are easy to make, however a little time consuming!

Jam Rings

Ingredients

225g butter, softened
140g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
280g plain flour
1 egg white, lightly beaten
pinch of salt

Jam Filling

55g butter, softened
100g icing sugar
5 tbl strawberry or raspberry jam

Method

  1. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix well.  Add egg & vanilla, beat well.  Sift together flour and pinch of salt and mix until combined.  Halve the dough, shape and wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 – 60 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven 190C.  line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
  3. Unwrap dough and roll between two sheets of baking paper until approx ½ cm thick.  Cut out biscuits with round cutter and place on tray.  Then cut out the centres of half the biscuits. Place on baking tray with room between each biscuit.
  4. Bake for 7 minutes. Then brush biscuits with beaten egg white and sprinkle with caster sugar.  Bake for a further 5 minutes, until golden brown.  Leave to cool 5 – 10 minutes on tray then lift with spatula to cooling rack.
  5. Jam Filling: Beat the butter and icing sugar together in a bowl until smooth and combined.  Spread the buttercream over the whole biscuits and top with a little jam.  Press the cookie rings on top and press gently together.
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