Bulgarian Christmas Jam-Filled Cookies

Recipe from The Spruce Eats

Ingredients:⁠

Method:⁠ 

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375 F.⁠
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and foamy, about 5 minutes.⁠
  3. Melt the lard or butter and let cool slightly. When cooled to room temperature, add it slowly to the egg-sugar mixture with the vanilla, mixing constantly.⁠
  4. Whisk together flour and baking powder; slowly add it to the egg mixture to create a firm dough.⁠
  5. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thick on parchment-lined baking pans and cut with a round cutter.⁠
  6. Cut out a hole in the center of half of the cookies and remove scraps.⁠
  7. Bake about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.⁠
  8. Re-roll scraps and repeat.⁠
  9. Sprinkle the cookies with holes with confectioner's sugar. Spread cookies without holes with a jam of choice. Press together jam-filled cookies with holed-cookies to form a sandwich.⁠
  10. Serve & ENJOY!⁠