Biscuits and Cookies, Recipes

Raspberry Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

The addition of the raspberry jelly crystals to this cookie dough not only gives a fabulous pink colour to the cookies but imparts a lovely raspberry flavour. Think pretty, pink heart shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day. Once baked, sandwich with raspberry jam or some buttercream.

This is a sticky dough and needs to be rolled out between 2 pieces of parchment. Do not add more flour to dough when rolling  as this will lead to a dry cookie. Do tap the cookie cutters in some flour before cutting out shapes. Watch the baking time as a minute too late and the cookie browns at the expense of losing that pretty pink colour.
Feel free to sandwich cookies with some buttercream instead of the jam.

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Rub butter into dry ingredients till mixture resembles large breadcrumbs
Chill dough for 30 minutes
Roll dough to 3 mm thickness and cut out shapes


  • 2 TB rice flour
  • 2 TB cornflour
  • 2 TB icing sugar
  • 1 c cake flour
  • 125 g butter
  • 80 g packet of raspberry jelly
  • 2 tsp water (approx)
  • 2 TB raspberry jam
  • melted white chocolate to decorate (optional)


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  • Sift rice flour, icing sugar, cornflour and cake flour into a mixing bowl.
  • Rub butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles large bread crumbs.
  • Stir in packet of jelly
  • Add a teaspoon or 2 of water to bring the mixture together.
  • Gather dough together and cover with clingwrap. Refrigerate for half an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
  • Using 2 sheets of baking paper, roll out chilled dough between sheets to a 3 mm thickness.
  • Using cookie cutters, lightly tap onto some flour and cut out shapes.
  • Place on a greased and lined baking tray, 5 cm apart.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until firm to the touch but not browned.
  • Cool on tray for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to completely cool.
  • Sandwich cookies together with a little jam.
  • Melt 50 g of white chocolate and using a spoon drizzle chocolate over cookies or dip one end of the cookie into the chocolate.


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