When a variety of cookies are on the table for family gatherings and special occasions, my sister-in-law's Biscuits à la Confiture are among the first to disappear. Made by sandwiching jam between two thin, cut-out sugar cookies, they can be dressed up a bit by adding ground nuts to the center, or by dusting with powdered sugar.
The jam-filled cookies are traditionally made quite small, almost bite-size. This does add to the working time a bit, but the end result is a daintier cookie, elegant enough for tea time guests. Plan to make them this way when you want to put some cookies in the freezer for unexpected company. If you're making them primarily as a treat for children, save yourself some time and use larger cookie cutters.
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