- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup + 1 TBSP sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla (or 1/2 a bean’s innards)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp microplaned orange zest (or lemon or lime…I just use the zest from the whole fruit then squeeze out the juice for other uses)
- powdered sugar
Whisk flour and salt.
Cream butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
Add vanilla and orange zest and mix in.
Add flour in three parts — do not over mix.
Roll into a log; wrap in wax paper and put in fridge overnight.
Cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds; cut extra tiny cutout in the middle of half: hearts and circles!
Place rounds on parchment-covered cookie sheet; put this in freezer for 20 minutes.
Bake at 325 for 12-14 minutes.
When cool, dust the cut-out cookies with powdered sugar.
Slather the whole cookies with jam.
Top the jam-slathered whole cookies with the powder-sugared cut-out cookies to make them into sammiches.