This is an easy recipe on how to make envelope-style cookies with jam. These cookies are made with spelt flour and are a healthier alternative to store-bought cookies. These are tasty, simple, and fun to make and require only four ingredients.
The dough in this recipe is not sweetened since the jam is sweet it has the perfect balance of salted butter in the dough and sweet jam. If you would like feel free to add sweetener to the dough.
If the butter is not soft enough, use the grater box or Microplane to grate the butter before mixing it with yogurt.
This recipe makes 24 large cookies, if cookies shaped smaller then there will be more cookies and a reduction in the baking time.
The spelt flour more available now at the different grocery stores or could be found online. I buy a large bag of “One Degree” brand at Sprouts Farmers Market.
Choose low-sugar or naturally sweetened jam and grass-fed butter and yogurt.
Step 1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. MAKE THE DOUGH. In a large mixing bowl add soften butter and yogurt, mix well till combined. Slowly and gradually start adding 2 cups of flour, mixing well with a spoon. Start mixing with hands slowly adding the rest of the flour till dough is not sticky and playdough-like. Shape into the large ball and slice the dough ball in half, put one half in the fridge wrapped in the plastic while working with the other half.
Step 2. MAKING COOKIES. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough making a rectangular shape, approximately 1/4 inch thickness. Use a pizza cutter to make fourteen 2 1/2x 2 1/2 inch squares. Carefully place a half teaspoon of jam in the middle of each square.
Step 3. Wrap opposite ends of the cookie to make an envelope shape. Arranging on the baking sheet apart so cookies don't' touch. Repeat with cooled half of the dough and fill the second baking sheet with cookies. Bake on the middle rack for 20 to 25 minutes till slightly golden.