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  • 500 g Butter or Margarine
  • 500 g Caster Sugar
  • Vanilla Seeds of 1 pod
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1000 g Plain Flour
  • 1 Egg Yolk for pastry brush
  • Icing Sugar
  • Filing:
  • Your Favourite Jam


  • Preheat your oven to 200 degree C and line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
  • Add all the ingredients (except the fillings and the icing sugar) into a bowl. Use your finger tips to crumble the butter and dry ingredients together and then knead into a dough. Cling film and leave in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Roll out evenly on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut circles into the dough.
  • Then cut mini hole in the middle of half of the circles using a mini star cutter if you have it or a circular one if not.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 5-8 minutes and remove then allow to cool.
  • Take one of your cookie pieces without a hole and place jam in the centre. Then place one of the cookies with a hole on top and press down. Repeat for all cookies and then sieve on some icing sugar.