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Sandwich Cookies With Jam

two figures holding a cookie with red jam

The recipe for these rich, buttery cookies originally called for strawberry jelly. However, Dulce de leche has long been my favorite sweet spread, so for me using it as a substitute is a match made in heaven. I made these for a potluck party and not a crumb was left on the platter.

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two figures holding a cookie with red jam

Sandwich Cookies

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  • 2 sticks (220 grams) butter softened to room tempature
  • 3/4 cup (100 grams) powderd sugar+ extra for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons (300 grams) all- purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk


  • 1 cup Dulce de leche, or jelly, or chocolate spread


  • In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and powdered sugar at a low speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and mix just until combined.
  • In another bowl, sift together flour and salt.
  • With the motor running, add milk to the whipped butter and about half of the flour. Beat until fully incorporated. Add the rest of the flour and mix just until a dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, add a spoon of flour. If it is too dry, add a spoon of water.
  • Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a disk, wrap it with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface and roll to about a ½-inch/1-cm thickness (relatively thick so that they do not break).
  • Cut cookies into the desired shape and place spaced out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, until golden at the bottom. Let cookies cool completely, preferably on a cooling rack.
  • Using a teaspoon or a piping bag, spread the filling on the bottom of half of the cookies and then cover it with the remaining cookies.
  • Garnish with powdered sugar and enjoy!

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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