There is just something very delightful about cookies. I love them with a tall, cold glass of milk but you might prefer to have them with a cup of tea or coffee. These wonderful little gems are very tender, very nutty, and filled with your choice of jam. I used raspberry (darker color filling) and strawberry (the lighter colored filling).
After combining equal parts ground nuts (I used walnuts) and flour and then adding to beaten butter and sugar, with vanilla and almond extract, the dough is rolled into little balls. I used the back of a my melon-baller to form an indentation which was filled with heated jam after the cookies were baked.
A sprinkling of confectioners sugar adds sweetness to this shortbread cookie and looks pretty as well.