Jam Shortbread

Shortbread cookies with jam - Lilie Bakery

A recipe for very gourmet cookies to make at home: the Shortbread with 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 and the rest of the year, we love to bake homemade cookies, right? The great thing about these jam shortbread cookies is that they keep for a long time in an airtight box. They also serve as pretty gourmet gifts for the holidays ...

Ingredients to plan for these shortbread

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 cookies with jam, you will need: soft butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, flour, almond powder, 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 cookies

  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: a homemade (and delicious) gift that is 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, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your pretty jam shortbread!

Jam shortbread - Lilie Bakery
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Jam Shortbread (Easy and Gourmet)

Shortbread cookies that contain a heart of jam, delicious and perfect to make with the family!
Preparation30 min
Baking13 min
Total43 min
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Kitchen room: French
Keyword: Shortbread cookies
Quantity: 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 flour
  • 100 g almond powder
  • 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 :)


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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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    January 8 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

      January 10 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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    January 31 2022

    5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe

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      Lilie bakery

      February 2 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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