29 April 2014

Jam Heart Cookies (Glass Biscuit)

I came across an interesting biscuit recipe which used orange zest when I was flipping through the recipe books. I quickly swing into action to bake it as Anncoo Journal's Little Thumbs Up April theme is Orange! 

This Glass Biscuit (should be Jam heart Cookies but it spelled out as Glass Biscuit in Vincent Gadan so I just follow) recipe is from my "Homemade Patisserie Pastry Made Easy" by Vincent Gadan. The biscuit dough has a higher butter content than sweet dough so you can imaging the taste of my buttery glass biscuits is, it is a wonderful afternoon with this glass biscuit to go with a cup of tea or coffee! 

I let my hubby tried one and pass another to my son, when my hubby finished his, he said "can I have another one?" Then both of them kept munching on the biscuits, this was just right after dinner!! I'm linking this post to Little Thumbs Up Event month April hosted by Anncoo Journal

The far right two pieces are with Nutella filling, you like it too?

Recipe from "Homemade Patisserie Pastry Made Easy" by Vincent Gadan with minor change in method.

375g all purpose flour
10g almond meal
220g unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes
grated zest of 1/2 orange
1/2 vanilla bean, cut length ways, scraped (used 1 tsp vanilla essence)
2 pinches table salt
8g baking powder (omitted)
150g icing sugar/ pure confectioners sugar
2 eggs 

1. Place flour, almond meal and cold butter into a mixing bowl and rub the ingredients between hands until it forms a sandy texture.
2. Add the grated orange zest, vanilla essence, salt, sugar and eggs. Then mix the mixture with hands to make a smooth dough ball or until all well combined. 
3. Flatten the dough into a rectangle between two sheets of baking paper to a 3 mm thickness (I divided and flatten it into 3 rectangles, so is easy to handle later on) Wrap the dough in cling wrap and refrigerate for at 30 mins before using (my place is super hot now). Remove from the refrigerator, on the worktop, cut 30 disc using the round cookies cutter and another 30 disc with your desired chosen insert shape  (I made around 30 pairs, about 60 pieces).
4. Using a spatula, carefully lift and place the discs on a lined baking tray and chilled for 10 mins before putting into a preheat oven at 170C and bake for 12~15 mins or until lightly golden brown (oven temperature may varies as it depends on the capacity of your oven)
5. Cool the cookies on rack completely. Invert bottom cookies, spread with a teaspoon of jam or Nutella. Dust the top cookies with confectioners' sugar; gently sandwich cookies together.

I'm submitting this post to Little Thumbs up organised by Bake For Happy Kids, and My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by Ann of Anncoo Journal 

and also linking to 'Cook Your Book #11', hosted by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours



  1. Oh yes I sure like that nutella one... That's a very lovely twist to a glass cookie

  2. Beautiful glass cookie! I love it :)

  3. Hi Tze, Thank you very much for your support to LTU. This glass biscuit looks so pretty and I love those pictures with the little dwarfs. Look like they're discussing who is getting the first bite of your glass biscuit :D

  4. 最近这款饼干好红哦,到处都看到,嘻嘻

  5. Hi Tze,

    Although I'm a chocolate person, I like these biscuits with jam more than chocolate filling... dunno why?

    You have them so well and so pretty :D


  6. even the clay dolls also enjoyed the cookies very much heeheehee...

  7. 漂亮的饼干,就好像电视剧“爱我请留言”里头的那么甜蜜。

  8. Hi Tze,
    Beautiful biscuits! Yes, these would be great with a cup of tea!
    You have made them so pretty!
    Thanks for linking!

  9. 非常可爱的饼干, 有股甜甜的感觉!

  10. Hi Tze, your glass biscuits looked so shiny in the middle! Love both the version but if you make me to choose, I think I will go for Nutella, haha. Is glass biscuits a new name to jam hearts?

    1. Thanks Jessie for reminding me on the this name. Glass Biscuits is the name given by Vincent Gadan, I have added "Jam Heart Cookies" in my post. :)

  11. These sandwiched cookies look so beautiful!


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