A "window" on the top of these cookies shows off the jam inside, but if you're feeling lazy, just sandwich the preserves between two solid cookies. They'll taste just as good.
Source: Midwest Living
Make-Ahead or Storage
Place unfilled cookies in a single layer between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days, or label and freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw cookies, if frozen. Assemble as directed. To serve, thaw cookies, if frozen. Assemble as directed.
*Vanilla bean paste
Vanilla bean paste, a syrupy product sold at specialty stores or online, provides vanilla bean specks without the task of scraping a pod. (Nielsen-Massey is one good brand.)
190 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 51mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 26g; mono fat 2g; sugars 14g; protein 2g; vitamin a 279.8IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.9mg; folate 31.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 109mg; potassium 28mg; calcium 28mg; iron 0.8mg.