I generally don’t mess with recipes if it involves flour and baking. I’ve had some baking disasters and have learned my lesson on one too many occasions so I’m not sure why I was feeling so bold, but I took liberty with changing a number of things with this Rachael recipe. Thankfully, I can report back that it turned out perfectly.

I’m so glad that I made them into cookies instead of bars; I plan on giving them away this weekend to a very special Mother and I think the round shape looks much sweeter than a bar.

And being in the bakery field, I know the importance of quality control, so I made sure they tasted ok ;)

Jam & Shortbread Cookies - adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine – makes 24 cookies

Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake pan with liners. Using a food processor, mix flours, almonds, sugars, baking soda and salt until nuts are finely ground. Add butter and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Beat egg and vanilla in medium bowl. Pour over dough mixture and place dough and egg mixture back in bowl. Knead with your fingers until clumpy.

Add about 1 1/2 Tbsp of dough mixture into the baking cups, pressing with fingers to form a crust. Drizzle with 1 tsp jam, heating the jam in microwave for about 15 seconds to melt if necessary. Top with 1 Tbsp crumbles. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.


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  1. thehealthyjunky
    May 14, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    This looks tasty! I love the pictures of your food! They always look so clear and your recipes are always amazing.

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  2. thehealthyjunky
    May 14, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    This looks tasty! I love the pictures of your food! They always look so clear and your recipes are always amazing.

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  3. savoringsarah
    May 14, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    I am *THE* anti-baker…but these look really delicious. If you think it is possible i can make them without totally messing up…?? I might just try them :)

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  4. savoringsarah
    May 14, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    I am *THE* anti-baker…but these look really delicious. If you think it is possible i can make them without totally messing up…?? I might just try them :)

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  5. Mary Beth Hughes
    May 14, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    beautiful.

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  6. Mary Beth Hughes
    May 14, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    beautiful.

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  7. Angharad
    May 14, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    Oooh I just got some farmer’s market jam that would be awesome in these! They look gorgeous!

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  8. Angharad
    May 14, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    Oooh I just got some farmer’s market jam that would be awesome in these! They look gorgeous!

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  9. Jennifer
    May 14, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    OMG, yum yum yum. I am bookmarking this right now! Thank you so much!

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  10. Jennifer
    May 14, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    OMG, yum yum yum. I am bookmarking this right now! Thank you so much!

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  11. Katherine: What About Summer?
    May 14, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    thank you for adapting Rachael Ray’s recipe. I know she means well but not everything needs pasta and pork… not that muffins had that to begin with

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  12. Katherine: What About Summer?
    May 14, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    thank you for adapting Rachael Ray’s recipe. I know she means well but not everything needs pasta and pork… not that muffins had that to begin with

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  13. cozydelicious
    May 15, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    These look so yummy! My grandmother always made jam cookies – I miss them! Of course, she used white flour and plenty of sugar, but I love the whole wheat flour here.

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  14. cozydelicious
    May 15, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    These look so yummy! My grandmother always made jam cookies – I miss them! Of course, she used white flour and plenty of sugar, but I love the whole wheat flour here.

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  15. Karla
    May 15, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Ooh these looks great! I’m definitely trying these!

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  16. Karla
    May 15, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Ooh these looks great! I’m definitely trying these!

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  17. holly
    May 16, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    these are so up my british-loving alley, its not even funny.

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  18. holly
    May 16, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    these are so up my british-loving alley, its not even funny.

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  19. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    May 16, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

    Well. These sure do look delicious. I too try to stay away from baking, it’s always so finicky!

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  20. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    May 16, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

    Well. These sure do look delicious. I too try to stay away from baking, it’s always so finicky!

    Reply

  21. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    May 16, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    Oh my YUM!

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  22. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    May 16, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    Oh my YUM!

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  23. Lori
    May 18, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    These look so great! Pretty and I can only imagine that they taste awesome. So glad you shared those fruit spreads too. I’m going to look into trying some.

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  24. Lori
    May 18, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    These look so great! Pretty and I can only imagine that they taste awesome. So glad you shared those fruit spreads too. I’m going to look into trying some.

    Reply

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