- a vanilla pod
- 250 g butter
- 100 g powdered sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 300 g flour
- 50 g cornstarch
- powder sugar for dusting
- 225 g of jam ( I used Quince Marmalade 🙂
Use a small, sharp knife to slice the vanilla pod in half length-ways. Use the tip of the knife to scrape out the vanilla seeds.
Mix the butter (at room temperature), powder sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Add one by one the egg yolks.
Separately mix the dry ingredients: flour and cornstarch.
Combine together the butter mixture and the dry ingredients.
Refrigerate the dough until firm (at least for one hour).
On a floured surface roll out the dough. Using a cookie cutter (the form is up to you) cut out the dough. Use a smaller cookie cutter to cut out the centers.
Place the cut-out cookie on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C until the cookies are golden brown.
Dust the tops with powdered sugar.