Shortbread Jam

Shortbread cookies with jam - Lilie Bakery

A recipe for very gourmet cookies to make at home: the Shortbread jam ! We love their texture, both melting and crunchy, and their pretty heart of jam… Very easy to prepare, I will give you all the details below.

For Christmas but also all the rest of the year, we love to prepare homemade cookies, right? The really good thing about these shortbread jams is that they keep for a long time in an airtight container. They also serve as pretty gourmet gifts for the holidays...

Ingredients to provide for these shortbread jam

We find inside the classic ingredients of a dry cookie. These have a nice buttery taste, and also a touch of almond. In short, everything we love! I used brown sugar in the dough for the sweet scent it brings to the dough.

To prepare these shortbread jam, you will need: soft butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, flour, ground almonds, jam and a veil of icing sugar. For the jam, I opted for raspberry : I like its tangy and slightly sweet side.

Jam shortbread - Lilie Bakery

How to make jam shortbread?

You can make the dough in advance (up to 48 hours before) by keeping it in the refrigerator. To achieve it, you can use your pastry robot, your electric mixer or simply by hand.

First step, we beat the butter and sugar then we add the egg, vanilla and salt. Then incorporate the dry ingredients: flour and ground almonds. The dough will keep a certain humidity and this is normal, it must be refrigerated at least 1 hour (or more) before use.

NB: I give you the quantities of ingredients in the recipe at the bottom of this article.

To create the cookies, roll out the dough on the work surface. Then with a round cookie cutter or a small glass, we form cookies that are placed on a baking sheet. On half of the cookies, we dig the heart with a small cookie cutter for the center and we put in the oven.

After cooling, place to decor ! Place jam on the round shortbread, then add the hollowed-out shortbread sprinkled with icing sugar on top.

Tips for successful jam shortbread

  1. Time to refroidissement dough is really mandatory. These are shortbread cookies and if you want them to be cut with a cookie cutter and keep their pretty shape, you need a little patience ...
  2. To roll out the dough easily, without it sticking, we place it between two sheets of baking paper, very convenient !
  3. When putting jam, leave a small unfilled space around to avoid any overflow during assembly.

How to store these shortbread cookies properly?

These jam shortbreads keep very well. About a week at room temperature in an airtight container: if you manage not to devour them by then of course!

You can also offer them during the holidays, in a bag or in a small cardboard box: homemade (and delicious) Christmas shortbread cookies that are sure to please...

Jam shortbread recipe - lilie bakery

Other recipes to try

If you like homemade cookies, I also advise you to take a look at these other recipes from the blog:

If you make this recipe, feel free to rate the recipe below and tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your pretty jam shortbread!

Jam shortbread - Lilie Bakery
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Shortbread Jam, The Easy Recipe

Shortbread cookies that contain a heart of jam, delicious and perfect to make with the family!
Prep time30 minutes
Cook time13 minutes
Total43 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Shortbread cookies
Yield: 24 biscuits


  • 220 g softened butter
  • 130 g light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 0,5 cc salt
  • 1 cc natural vanilla extract
  • 345 g all-purpose flour
  • 100 g almond meal
  • 180 g jam of your choice raspberry for me
  • Sucre glace to sprinkle


  • Beat the butter alone so that it becomes very creamy. Then add the brown sugar and beat again for a few minutes. Then add the egg, salt and vanilla and mix.
  • Separately, mix together the flour and ground almonds then pour into the dough. Mix to incorporate everything. At this stage the dough is wet and this is normal. Form a slightly flat dough and wrap it in cling film. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to 2 days maximum).
  • Preheat the oven to 175 ° traditional heat. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Between two sheets of baking paper, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to obtain a dough height of approximately 0,5cm. With your cookie cutter (mine is 6cm), make as many cookies as possible. On half of them, make a hole in the middle with a smaller cookie cutter (of a different shape).
  • Arrange the cookies on a baking sheet, spacing them out, then bake for about 10-13 minutes, depending on their size. They should not be too golden, and keep a light color. Out of the oven, let cool on a baking sheet then transfer to a rack until completely cooled.
  • Garnish whole cookies with jam. Sprinkle those with a hole with icing sugar then place them on the jam part, pressing lightly.


These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. 
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
December 9, 2021
December 24, 2021



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    December 17, 2021

    5 stars
    How pretty these little shortbread cookies are ...

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    December 17, 2021

    Hello, I can't find the quantity of each ingredient in the explanations? Thank you

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      Lilie bakery

      December 18, 2021

      Hello Catherine, the detailed recipe is always available at the bottom of the page;) See you soon

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    December 20, 2021


    Your cookies are beautiful!
    For traditional oven heat, do you mean hot air?
    Thank you

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      Lilie bakery

      December 20, 2021

      Hello Sandrina, traditional = non-rotating, see you soon;)

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    8th January 2022

    5 stars
    They make these shortbread too craving
    If I only have semi-salted butter, is it even possible?

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      Lilie bakery

      10th January 2022

      Hello Sylvie, it may be a little salty to the taste, I do not recommend you. However, if you only have that, do not add salt to the ingredients afterwards. See you soon :)

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    31th January 2022

    5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe

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      Lilie bakery

      2th February 2022

      Thank you for your feedback, glad you like these little shortbread!

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    March 15, 2022

    These little shortbread cookies are adorable and appetizing, can't wait to try the recipe with my eldest!

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      Lilie bakery

      March 16, 2022

      Thank you Agnès, I hope you will like these little shortbread cookies! Goodbye :)

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    August 25, 2022

    5 stars
    This morning I spent my time following this recipe and it was one of the best decisions I made. My mum, who had tested a lot of shortbread recipes and couldn't find one she liked, LOVED this recipe. Then all together, oh lala, my mom, my sister and I, we really enjoyed ourselves!

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      Lilie bakery

      August 29, 2022

      Thank you very much Gaëlle-Anne, I'm really delighted that you and your family like these little shortbread cookies! Goodbye :)

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    December 23, 2022


    I don't have almond powder. Should I therefore add 100g more flour and therefore put 445g of flour to replace the almond?

    Thank you.

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      Lilie bakery

      December 23, 2022

      Hello Lucie, you really need ground almonds here, that's the whole point of these biscuits, they won't have the same texture otherwise. Goodbye:)

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    November 8, 2023

    5 stars
    This is my first time making shortbread and they were delicious!
    The dosages and explanations are great, thank you very much for this recipe.
    I made some with spread, redcurrant jelly and strawberry jam! My favorites are the redcurrant jelly ones, sooo good!

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      Lilie bakery

      November 10, 2023

      Thank you very much Louise for your feedback! You're right, we all love these little jam shortbreads :) See you soon

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    November 14, 2023

    5 stars
    I just made them! Not only are they delicious but easy to make! Although a bit long but you just need to have a little patience! The result is worth it. Thank you so much!

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      Lilie bakery

      November 20, 2023

      Thank you very much Do! I also love these shortbreads, a real delight! See you soon :)

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    December 1, 2023

    5 stars
    Tested and more than approved. These shortbreads are excellent. Thank you for this recipe

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      Lilie bakery

      December 1, 2023

      Thank you Véro for your feedback on these shortbreads! See you soon :)

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    December 1, 2023


    Do you have to heat the jam before?
    Or is it not necessary? Can we put it directly from the pot onto the biscuit?
    Thank you in advance

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      Lilie bakery

      December 4, 2023

      Hello Johnathane, it is not necessary to heat the jam: you mix it well, it should become very soft, then you take it with a spoon and put it on your biscuits. See you soon :)

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    December 14, 2023

    4 stars
    These shortbread cookies are superb, but can you tell me what diameter they are?
    Thank you very much and congratulations for all your recipes.

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      Lilie bakery

      December 14, 2023

      Hello Sylvie, it is specified in the recipe, my cookie cutter is 6cm. See you soon :)

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    22th January 2024

    5 stars
    Hello, Christmas is over but winter is still here, inviting us to be “at home” more often in the welcoming warmth of the house.
    The dough was made this morning, in order to keep it cool, the preparation is now finished and it is: fantastic! These pretty sweet treats with a red heart will deliciously accompany my tea! Thank you for your pastry sharing that makes life sweeter.

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      Lilie bakery

      24th January 2024

      Hello Sylvie, thank you very much for your message, yes you are right, baking makes life sweeter, and we need it! See you soon :)


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