Festive shortbread cookie sandwiches filled with sweet raspberry jam, dipped in milk chocolate, and topped with almonds and sprinkles! These snowflake Christmas cookies are so much fun to make, and of course even more delicious to eat. They’re really simple and versatile, too, with lots of decorating options to get creative with!
I’ve teamed up with Vermont Creamery to bring you these chocolate dipped shortbread cookie sandwiches. The most festive Christmas cookie bursting with sweetness, subtle almond flavor, and raspberry jam.
Vermont Creamery makes the most delicious cultured butters, culinary creams like mascarpone and creme fraiche, and a whole variety of cheeses. Always my go-to high quality dairy products that I have in my fridge. Perfect for whipping up all sorts of festive holiday recipes!
Butter is KEY for shortbread cookies, so I’m using their salted cultured butter for the richest, creamiest, most flavorful bite in these cookie sandwiches.
We always make lots of shortbread around the holidays in my family. My dad got me hooked on the simple recipe, and it’s so much fun each year to make different creations with the buttery cookie. This year we’re making chocolate dipped shortbread cookie sandwiches!
You’ll start by whipping up the shortbread dough which is simply butter, sugar, flour, and almond extract for flavor. With such minimal ingredients, quality is key, so that’s where the cultured butter comes in. Cultured butter is fermented, so it develops a wonderful nutty buttermilk flavor. It results in a really rich, buttery shortbread that is so much better than when regular butter is used!
You’ll roll the dough out and use your favorite Christmas cookie cutter. With half of them, you’ll want to cut out the middle with a smaller cutter so that the bright raspberry jam shows through. The top cookies get dusted with powdered sugar, while the bottom cookies get topped with jam. Then, they’re drizzled with a little milk chocolate for extra sweetness. You can also dip some of the top cookies fully in chocolate (my favorite way to do it).
Get creative with your toppings and simply have fun with it – I used some finely chopped almonds, white sprinkles, and flaky sea salt to decorate these shortbread cookie sandwiches, but the possibilities are endless!Print
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches with Raspberry Jam
almond-flavored shortbread cookie sandwiches with raspberry jam and milk chocolate
yield: 12 cookie sandwiches
- ½ lb salted cultured butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp pure almond extract
- 2 cups flour, sifted
- ½ cup raspberry jam
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 4 oz milk chocolate, melted
- toppings: finely chopped almonds, sprinkles, flaky sea salt, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the salted butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in the almond extract.
- Add the sifted flour in two additions, mixing until a smooth dough forms. Transfer the dough to a clean surface and shape it into a flat disk. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes. Transfer the dough to a clean surface and cut into 4 pieces so it’s easier to work with. Roll the dough into a ¼” sheet, letting it warm up as needed if it begins to crack (use your hands to keep pressing it together so it is smooth).
- Prepare a large and small snowflake (or other shape) cookie cutter. Use the large to cut approximately 24 cookies. Use an offset spatula to gently transfer half of the cookies to a cookie sheet. Use the small cutter to cut the center out of the remaining cookies. Transfer these cookies to another cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes, until just lightly browned on the edges. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.
- Turn the solid cookies over. Spread each one with about a teaspoon or so of raspberry jam. Dust half of the top cookies with powdered sugar. Dip the remaining top cookies into the melted milk chocolate and use the tip of a spoon to create a swirl pattern in the chocolate.
- Press the top cookies onto the bottom cookies. Drizzle the powdered sugar ones with melted chocolate. Decorate the chocolate ones with chopped almonds, sprinkles, flaky sea salt, etc.
53 thoughts on “Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches with Raspberry Jam”
Love shortbread & chocolate. Can’t wait to combined the two! Merry, merry!
My favorite cookie and I love the cutter you use too. Such a pretty shape!
Love your recipes! Thank you for sharing these yummy cookies.
Such an elegant and dainty cookie. Thank you for the recipe!❤️
Such an elegant and dainty cookie! Thank you for the recipe!❤️
Looks like I need to add this recipe to my holiday baking list
Look like a fabulous cookie to make for the holidays!
These look delish!! Cannot wait to try this recipe
Nothing beats the flavor of GOOD butter
These are so beautiful! ?
So pretty! Can’t wait to try !
Beautiful! Just learning how to truly bake so I’m enjoying perusing your work!
Will definitely have to try these pretty cookies! Thank you!!
I can’t wait to make these!
Can’t wait try these! They have all my favorite flavors!
These look beautiful AND delicious! Can’t wait to try them this holiday season!
Now THAT’S the kind of decorated cookie I want!
Just added this making these to my to do list this week! I LOVE a good almond cookie. So excited to try this?
Amazing using this combination! I can’t wait to try to make these!
These would be perfect to add to my cookie tin.
Next up on the baking list!! Holy moly looks amazing ??-lilbitkitchen
Beautiful and so creative. I’m going to make this and your Christmas tree cookies this holiday season. I don’t usually get creative with holiday baking but you’ve inspired me! Thank you!
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I don’t follow many food bloggers, your exceptional eye along with stellar ingredients make you a winner in my kitchen!!!
These remind me of a linzer tart, excited to make them!
Omg those cookies look awesome
Can’t wait to try this recipe!
These look amazing! Going to try to make them with my kids!
Love breaking away from traditional holiday cookies
These look divine!
Beautiful!! Nice touch with the almond extract – I love everything almond!
these look stunning and delicious … will definitely add to my list of things to bake this winter ! ❄️
These look so good! I need to try them!
Ah! These look amazing. Thank you for postings
These look delicious!!!
Cultured butter makes everything taste better! Can’t wait to try these beautiful cookies ?
These sound (and look) so amazing. Wow.
I cannot wait to try these!!!!
These look amazing!! Almond, chocolate, butter, raspberry jam, butter…
My grandmother used to make Shortbread cookies with raspberry jam for Christmas and I miss them so much! These are beautiful ❤️
These are so beautiful! Can’t wait to try!
Decadent! Loooove raspberry chocolate! These will definitely get me into the holiday spirit.
They really are pretty ??and raspberry flavor combo is delicious ?
This recipe looks amazing! I went to school in Vermont and looove Vermont Creamery ?
These are gorgeous and look so tasty! For some reason I don’t love chocolate and raspberry together, so I’d probably use cherry 🙂
I stopped scrolling when I saw these beautiful cookies!!!
These photos! This recipe!!! This is all I want for Christmas!!
If these are half as delicious as they are beautiful, what an incredible treat!
These are so pretty I love your recipes ❤️
These are so pretty and I’m a sucker for jam stuffed anything!