Sunday, January 18, 2009

By request ...

Here is the recipe for the Irish tea cakes. Still can't stop eating them ...

1 cup salted butter
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Blackcurrant Jam
1/4 cup Gooseberry Jam
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

Oven 325
Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add vanilla.
Beat in flour and salt till thoroughly combined. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Using the second knuckle of your index finger, make a depression in the center of each ball.
Fill 1 dozen with 1 teaspoon each of Black Currant Jam, and 1 dozen with 1 teaspoon each of Gooseberry Jam.
Bake 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan immediately to a cooling rack.
When completely cooled, dust lightly with confectioner’s sugar.
Yield: 2 dozen.

2 comments:

Kathy from NJ said...

Thank you so much for posting the recipe. I am the cookie baker in my family and am always looking for new recipes. My mother used to make thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of cookies for Christmas and she sold them. She learned cookie-baking from her aunts (her mother died when she was nine and her father died when she was twelve) and they stored the baked cookies in pillowcases!

Kathy from NJ said...

P.S.
Looking for the recipe on google (searched Irish cookies +gooseberry jam) I found out that IKEA sells gooseberry jam.