These “lunette” cookies are a classic French goûter (after school) snack. Sadly, the recipe didn’t make the cut for In the French kitchen with kids (though honestly, I could have written a WHOLE book dedicated to the goûter!) but that doesn’t stop me from sharing the one I’ve worked on for a little while now right here. I baked these over the weekend – the only Easter baking I did – and they *do* look a little Easter-y, even, don’t you think?
Named for their shape (“glasses) these are a staple of French children’s after-school snacks (you can buy them in the boulangerie but also in the supermarket) and they were a favourite snack of mine when I lived in Paris in my 20s. Over the past few years I have been working on a cookie base for this recipe and much as I have played with it, I keep coming back to this version (the simplest!).
I’ve been working with the new Bonne Maman “Intense” line of jams (more fruit, less sugar) for a while now (they officially launch in Ontario in May!) and I’m finding them perfect for so many baking projects (it is a great jam for my mini jam tarts because it spreads so nicely when it bakes!). Here, the intense fruity flavours really shine against the salty shortbread-y cookies and you could make a pretty plate of cookies if you used all the different flavours! I love the bright pop of a strawberry jam for these cookies but you can use anything you prefer. These are SO easy to make too – just a few ingredients and not much hands-on time either.
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What about you – what was your favourite after-school snack?
Disclosure: I received some of the new Bonne Maman Intense jams from Bonne Maman Canada. I was not compensated for working with them and was not asked to write about them. All opinions are my own.