Gourmandissimo’s Jam Sandwich Cookies

These dainty cookies can be filled with jam, lemon curd or chocolate.

November 29, 2021 | | Desserts

Pastry chef Adriana Roche of Caledon East’s catering hot spot Gourmandissimo makes more cookies than we can count. This jam cookie can be made with a wide variety of fillings. Enjoy!

Gourmandissimo’s Jam Sandwich Cookies

Recipe submitted by: Adriana Roche ( Visit Website )


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • confectioners’ sugar for dusting top layer
  • 1⁄3 cup jam of choice (approximate)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a stand mixer beat softened butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla slowly. Scrape bowl.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt, then add to the bowl.
  4. Mix briefly until combined. Remove and form a smooth dough. You can chill the dough and bring to room temperature when ready to use or roll right away.
  5. Line 2 or 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Roll dough on lightly floured surface very thin (about 1⁄8 inch).
  7. Cut out cookies using a small round cutter (about 2 inches) or drinking glass. Leave half the cutouts whole and for the other half cut out a small form in the middle (round shape, star, heart, etc.). You can reroll the scraps.
  8. Bake for approximately 10 to 15 minutes or until very lightly golden.
  9. Let cool completely, dust the cutout cookie with confectioners’ sugar if desired.
  10. Place jam filling (1 tsp more or less) on flat side of whole cookie and cover with the cutout cookie.

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