Friday, August 1, 2014

Ruby Tea Cookies

Today my daughter and I made cute little Ruby Tea Cookies, yummy 
little almond and orange cookies sandwiched with raspberry jam!

The recipe came from a cookbook called "Fairy Cooking." It's a
really cute cookbook that any little girl would love! It's full of
mini delights including "Pretty Fairy Fudge," "Swirly Pink
Cookies," "Tiny Fairy Cakes," and "Butterfly Cupcakes!"

Since I thought that the cookies might be tricky to move to the
baking sheet after cutting out, I actually rolled the dough out
and cut out the shapes on the parchment paper. Then I just
peeled the extra dough away from the cookies and transferred
the parchment paper to the baking sheet.

Rolling out the dough and cutting out the shapes is a little time consuming, 
but worth it! This would be a fun activity at a birthday party!

I wet the flower cookies with a little water using a pastry brush before
adding the sprinkles.


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
one small orange
1 medium egg, beaten
2 tbsp ground almonds
1 3/4 cups AP flour
1 tbsp cornmeal
8 tbsp raspberry jam

2" round cookie cutter
small flower cookie cutter

Into a large bowl, mix butter & sugar until creamy.  Zest the rind 
from orange and add to bowl and combine. Add egg, combine. 
Add almonds, combine. Mix together flour & cornmeal, then combine 
with butter mixture.  Mix together until a dough forms. Wrap dough 
in plastic food wrap and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle some flour onto a work 
surface and roll out dough to 1/8" thick. Using round cutter, cut 
out circles. Then use the flower cutter to cut holes in the middle 
of half of the circles. Squeeze scraps into a ball and roll out again, 
cutting out as many shapes as you can. Place cookies on a baking 
sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes. Leave 
them on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then cool on wire rack. 
Spread preserves on the whole cookies, as far as the edge.
Then place a flower cookie on each one and press down gently.

I used my vintage tea towel with the bluebird taking tea!
So cute!!

The little flower shaped cookies below were the extra shapes
left over after cutting out the cookies. My bluebird loved
them with her tea! LOL!

Thanks for popping by! Have a great day!!


  1. Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. O my such a lovely post.. I want my grandchildren to see this.. the girls will love it.. Thank you so much for sharing the Recipe.. The photos are precious Happy Saturday with love Janice