Cookies with Blackberry Jelly

These cookies are almost like a miniature tart! With a crumbly and nutty base, layered with sour blackberry jelly and topped with a a swirl of meringue, they are perfect for a coffee morning with friends or an afternoon tea!

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1/2 lb sweet butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups flour

4 egg whites

1 cup sugar

3/4 cups finely ground walnuts

1 tsp lemon extract

1 small jar blackberry jelly


Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F

Cream the butter and sugar; add egg yolk and salt.

Add flour gradually and beat.

Pat dough into thin layer in 12 x 12 inch pan.

Beat egg whites; add sugar until stands in stiff peaks.

Fold in ground nuts and flavoring.

Spread jelly over and swirl meringue on top.

Sprinkle with chopped nuts; bake for about 45 minutes.

When warm, cut in squares.


You may use quince jelly as well
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