Recipe by Deb's Recipes
I thought I was in heaven when I bit into one of these melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies. Thanks to Chef Romina Rasmussen of Les Madeleines Bakery in Salt Lake City for sharing the recipe.
Top Review by jnpj
These really do melt in your mouth. I halved the recipe with no problems. For something a little bit different, I used some homemade lime jelly. They turned out really well, thanks!
- 1 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar, plus
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1⁄8 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- jam or fruit preserves
Directions See How It's Made
- Lightly toast then cool nuts; chop until very fine and set aside ~ If using a food processor for chopping, allow nuts to cool very thoroughly before chopping them in order to avoid turning them into a paste.
- Cream butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes in a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment until extra light-colored and fluffy; stir in vanilla.
- Whisk together dry ingredients; add gradually to butter mixture, stirring just until (do not overmix) dough comes together; stir in chopped nuts.
- Chill dough if it seems too soft.
- Form dough into 1 1/4" balls and place onto parchment-lined or ungreased baking sheets; indent the top of each ball of dough with your fingertip or with the dampened end of a wooden spoon.
- Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or just until the cookies start to turn light golden-brown at the edges; remove from oven and sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar; fill each indentation with a bit of jam or fruit preserves ~ I like to use red raspberry preserves.
- NOTES: Yield becomes 60 cookies when dough is formed into 1" dough balls. And any type of toasted and chopped nuts may be substituted for the almonds.