This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is the epitome of simplicity. A rolled-out sugar cookie topped with a dob of jam and topped with another cookie pressed down around the edges to close it, making a lovely surprise sandwich. Simple, delightful – a classic. And a surprise because when I read “sandwich cookies” I was thinking actual sandwiches – two cookies sandwiched together with jam, not hiding a pocket of jam!
Nothing tricky about the cookie…. unless…. you are like me and struggle constantly with getting even thickness across your rolled-out pastries and doughs. For a cookie like this it’s important that the disks are of the same thickness so that they bake evenly. For YEARS I have muddled through guessing thickness when I am rolling out dough and as I was making these and wondering aloud at how to guesstimate 1/8″ thickness the lovely Mr Neil popped up the street to our local cooking supplies store to pick this adjustable rolling pin up for me.
It comes with four sets of removable discs that raise the rolling surface to create exactly the required pastry thickness – either 2 mm, 4 mm, 6 mm or 10 mm and to the exact size required, (measurements are listed on the surface of the rolling pin). I’d say it’s revolutionary (for me, anyway!). I’m a happy baker! Psst: Want your own Joseph Joseph adjustable rolling pin? Buy here on Amazon US or Amazon Canada. You, too could end up making cookies of the exact same thickness, just like these:
This only made a small batch (around 18) and I had one before sending the rest off to Neil’s lunch room who were, by all accounts, very happy campers. I know that I will be making these again when I need a simple cookie that tastes great on its own (it’s kind of shortbready) but also as a sandwich cookie. I used homemade raspberry/ strawberry jam but would love to try out some different flavours next time!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s jam-filled sandwich cookies on page 275 – 276 of Baking Chez Moi.
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