Cat’s Eye Sandwich Cookies


Do you feel like sandwich cookies with jam filling today?

Then let’s prepare some CAT’S EYES.

They are very delicious, easy and fun to make.



1 3/4 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup (150 grams) unsalted butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup (80 grams) confectioner’s sugar

2 egg yolks

2 teaspoons lemon zest

jam (any flavor you like; stronger is better)


1. Preheat your oven to 350 F (176 C).

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Mix the flour with sugar and salt (set aside some sugar for sprinkling).

4. Add the egg yolks, butter, vanilla extract and lemon zest to the mixture.


5. Mix by hand until you form a ball.


6. On a floured surface roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch (1 cm) thickness.

Using a round cookie cutter cut out the dough.


7. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

Use a smaller cookie cutter to cut out the centers of HALF of the cookies on the baking sheet. (You will be sandwiching two cookies together and there will be a small “window/eye” in the top cookie so you can see the jam underneath.

Re-roll any scraps and cut out the cookies.


8. Bake for 9 minutes or until very lightly browned.


9. While the cookies are cooling place the jam in a small saucepan and heat gently until it becomes smooth.

Let cool.


10. Spoon about 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of jam on the full cookie.


11. Roll the top side of the upper cookie in the confectioner’s sugar.


12. And sandwich the two parts together gently.

Enjoy dear friends!

9 thoughts on “Cat’s Eye Sandwich Cookies

  1. 1

    They look delicious. I have never made sandwich cookies but would love to try. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. 2
    Mrs Ergül says:

    Very pretty cookie! I love that photo!

  3. 3
    Αlexandra says:

    They are perfect!!!
    Hello from Greece!!

  4. 4
    anika says:

    Oh I love this cookies. Gonna make them. because I made lost and lost of fruit jam

  5. 5
    anika says:

    they where yummi!!!!!!!!
    there is only one cookie left. my son keeps that one for tonight.

  6. 6
    bakerlover says:

    hey petra
    been looking at your blog lately and its really good!!!
    just wanted to ask if these cookies go really hard and crunchy if left over for a few days

  7. 7
    Zoom Yummy says:

    Hi Bakerlover!

    Thanks for the nice words!

    These cookies go very soft if left over for a few days – the jam filling makes them softer and more moist. We usually like them best on the second or third day. And they are really delicious.

    Enjoy your baking!


  8. 8
    Pumpkin says:

    tnx for recipe so I have question :
    I baked Cat eyes for three times but theire were dry, U know what am I mean??
    can u tell me where is my wrong???

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