Christmas cookie baking number 3

December 6th

The sky this morning after a very stormy night
So we carry on with baking our Christmas cookies. Are you also going to make seven varieties? Here is number three, we're doing well, it's only the 6th December! 


♥  1 cup unsalted butter
♥  3/4 cup sugar
♥  1 large egg
♥  3 cup plain flour
♥  1/2 tsp salt
♥  2 lightly beaten egg whites
♥  1/2 cup fine chopped blanched almonds
♥  1/3 cup pearl sugar
♥  1/4 - 1/2 cup red jelly/jam

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy

Beat in 1 egg

In a separate bowl sift flour and salt

Add it to the creamed mixture along with the nuts and pearl sugar 

The dough should come cleanly away from the sides

Divide the mixture in two, cover each cling film and refrigerate for at least half an hour 

Roll out pastry to 1/8th inch thick.  Cut out round cookie shows, see photograph below

With the second half of the mixture repeat but this time cut out an inner circle, see below photograph for clarification. 

Brush holed cookies with lightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with a little pearl sugar.  Bake all cookies for 8-10 minutes or until golden 

Once cooled place some of the jam on the bottom biscuits and cover with the cut out cookies. Eat and enjoy. 


  1. You have the added bonus of eating the inner circles too, cook's treat. x

  2. They look delicious.

    1. They are Meredith. Give them a try if you have time

  3. Oh Selma, you never fail to delight our taste buds! These look so yummy. Thank you for sharing another cherished recipe. Hugs, Pat

  4. I've been catching up on your posts Selma & I love all of the cookies!! They look so delicious & make me even more motivated to bake. Such wonderful Scandanavian touches & I love all the red in your kitchen. So pretty. Blessings on the week ahead. XO

    1. Happy baking Carrie, glad to inspire that's what blog land is all about. Xxxx

  5. Thank you a lot for such a cool blogging. And of course a huge thanks for the great recipe of this wonderful cookies. I think they'll suit to our Christmas party very much. Besides it seems like they're not hard to cook so I can do a lot of them.

    1. Enjoy baking them. Hope they go down well at the party. Let us know...

  6. I would like three of these, please, with a nice cuppa tea!


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