2 words describe these, SO GOOD. I must admit I am not much of a baker but, I do have the standard “sugar cookie” recipe down pat. I add some plum preserves to both my cookie dough and whip cream given this a great fruity plum flavor. My kids devoured these as soon as I had put them together. Another thing too is you can freeze these as it gives it an “ice cream” sandwich kind of vibe. 😋😋😋
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of Rum
4 tablespoons plum preserves( 2 for cookie dough and 2 for whipping cream)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Powdered sugar for dusting
Chopped or crushed almonds for garnish and crunch
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. Next add egg and mix. Then add cinnamon and plum preserves mix till fully combined. Next in another large bowl, add flour and baking soda. You can sift if you like but I just mix and combine with a fork. Next add your flour mix to your other bowl in 2 batches( this help incorporate the flour a little better and you won’t have flour going all over you while mixing. Once fully combine, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for about an hr.
Prep: remove cookie dough from the fridge. On a liberally floured surfaced roll out cookie dough to about an inch and 1/2 thick. Using a round cookie cutter, cut each cookie out and lay it on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper ( makes about 12 cookies). Once cookie sheet is full, brush a tiny bit of rum on each cookie and sprinkle some sugar on each one. Bake in a 350 oven for 8-10 mins just till lightly golden on top. Remove and cool for 2 hrs prior to assembling.
in a mixing bowl, add 1 qt whipping cream and 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar. Whip for about 5 to 8 mins till cream starts to form stiff peaks. Add plum preserves to your cream and gently fold in. Done!!
Once cookies are cooled, take 6 for the bottoms and add about a few tablespoons of whip cream in the middle! Taking the other 6 cookies, placing them on the tops. Roll sides of cookies in crushed or slivered almonds and serve sprinkling some powdered sugar right one top.
Cooking time: 8-10 ( the prep takes longer than actual cookie times
Serves 6 peeps