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While on our long road trip in May, my husband and I stopped and purchased some cookies that were a sandwich cookie with a raspberry topping. They were pretty good, but they had that hard, store-bought crunch and the raspberry topping was just a little too gummy. As I munched on them, I thought to myself that I could probably come up with a homemade version that would be so much better! (I mentioned my intent to do so in this post.) So, even though I am trying not to turn on my oven, this idea kept nagging at me until I just had to try it. The result was worth the few minutes of extra heat! Here is how I did it:
You have to bake them for about 17-20 minutes in a 350 degree F. oven. I was so happy with the way they looked when they came out.
Next, I filled them with the lemony frosting, added the top and put a dollop of my homemade strawberry jam in the middle. (You can find tips for making your own jam here. Printable canning labels for your jam are here!) The shortbread came out crisp and delicate. The filling and the jam add the perfect sweet combination to go with the buttery shortbread. My family loved them! I love when I get great results on the first try!
Here is the recipe!
I will put a list of some of the tools I used below just in case you need them, you can click and order. I hope you give these special little cookies a try! They would be great for a tea party, a baby shower, bridal shower or just because. If you want to find a cute way to serve them at a party, just go to Beau-coup! Look at this cute idea! I can see cookies or Hot Cocoa Bombs sitting at each person's place in these little domes!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!