Russian Tea Cookies
Everyone loves these buttery, homemade Russian Tea cookies! Their old-fashioned goodness is irresistible and these crumbly and jammy gems make the perfect partner for a nice a cup of tea.
The recipe comes from Mrs Fields Cookie Book, which is filled with tasty looking recipes, but I always seem to end up making these ones.
Russian Tea Cookies (adapted from Mrs Fields Cookie Book):
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' (icing) sugar, sifted
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
Your favorite jam(s) for topping
Preheat the oven to 325. With a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the vanilla extract and blend until fully incorporated. Combine the flour and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix until combined (the dough will be thick but moist).
Lightly grease a baking tray. With your hands, take out about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten it slightly and place it on the baking sheet. Use your finger or thumb to make a small round depression in the center of the cookie. Place cookies about an inch apart. Fill the depression in each cookie with your jam of choice. Bake until light golden, about 15-20 minutes. Allow them to cool on the tray for 10 minutes before removing (they are deliciously crumbly).