Christmas Shortbread & Jam Sandwich Cookies
Nothing says Christmas like COOKIES! That’s why I LOVE these naturally sweetened shortbread jam sandwich cookies. I wouldn’t necessarily call them ‘healthy cookies’ (that would imply they provide nutrition), but they are healthier and refined sugar free! Cookies are obviously a treat and we should indulge responsibly, baby too.
These festive looking cookies are a classic and a personal favourite. What makes these cookies different is the super easy homemade raspberry chia jam. So, I guess they do have some nutrition from the chia seeds… ok, lets call them healthy cookies then!
Of course nothing is as flavorful and moist as fresh Irish butter. I like to use Dunnes Stores Everyday Savers line of products, especially when I am making multiple batches of cookies as gifts. It really saves a lot of money this time of year. I will say, the quality of your cookie ingredients will make a huge difference in the freshness and flavour of your bakes cookies. Especially your butter and flour.
All of my kiddos love making these cookies because of the fun little cookie cutters we use to make the cookie tops. I like these little cookies cutters, they are inexpensive and work great. If you’re really inspired, you can try this totally cool cutter (Christmas present for me maybe?) BONUS: the mini shapes can be baked as a cute little garnish for platters, cake toppers, or just with a cup of tea or coffee! Or you can use them like Oscar and create a little Christmas village out of cookies 🙂
Dunnes Stores made this beautiful healthier Christmas cookie recipe possible!