YIELD: serves 8-10

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes


1 1/2 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg beaten

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

Jam or praline 

powdered sugar for dusting 


  1. Preheat the oven to 380o F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix all the ingredients except from the jam and the powdered sugar.
  3. Place some parchment paper in a cooking sheet. 
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and lightly knead until it is smooth. Roll out the dough and using a cookie cutter, cut out as many cookies as you can. 
  5. Use the lid of a plastic bottle cut out the middle from half of the cookies. 
  6. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes or until the sides become golden.
  7. Leave them to cook completely on a wire rack before assembling them.
  8. When completely cool, spread the whole cookies with jam or praline. Dust confectioners’ sugar on the cookies with holes. Press one sugar-dusted cookie onto each jam- covered one and serve.