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a white plate with a pile of lancashire cookies dipped with ground nuts and sprinkles.
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4.78 from 9 votes

Lancashire cookies

A tasty sandwich cookies filled with jam and garnished with sprinkles or crushed nuts. So easy to make and the best part is they are bite-sized treats.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, dessert-cookies
Cuisine: British, Egyptian, Middle East
Servings: 36
Calories: 50.8kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 stick (115g) unsalted butter. room temperature.
  • 1/2 cup (54g) confectioners' sugar, sifted.
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 1/4 cup + 2Tablespoons (50g) corn starch.
  • 1 1/4 cup (170g) all purpose flour. divided.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.

For gluing and garnishing:

  • Jam, Nutella chocolate, ground nuts, coconut flakes and sprinkles .


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a bowl cream the butter until it gets pale and fluffy.
  • Add the powdered sugar, egg and the vanilla then beat.
  • Sift 1 cup of the flour with corn starch and baking powder. Keep the remaining flour aside.
  • Gradually add to the butter and mix until you get a uniform dough.
  • If you feel your dough is too soft add the remaining 1/4 cup of flour one tablespoon at a time. Note1
  • Form 36 small balls, press lightly against the cookie sheet. Note2
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, cookies should be lightly browned at the bottom but still pale on top. Let them cool down on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transferee to a cooling rack to cool completely.

To assemble:

  • Stick every two cookies together with your favorite jam or Nutella chocolate. Note3
  • Roll in ground nuts, coconut flakes or sprinkles.


Note1: Do not be tempted to add more flour, if you still feel your dough is too soft for you to handle, stick in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. This should take care of it.
Note2: I shaped mine into bite sized cookies as this is how I like them to be. My cookies were roughly 11-12 grams each, a little bit more than half a tablespoon of dough.
Note3: stick the cookies together right before serving. Leftover glued cookies will get soft, not that it will taste bad but just so you know it will get softer. Store any leftover cookies in a glass jar or container with a lid in a dry cool place. This will keep them fresh for about two weeks.
Please check the nutrition disclaimer policy.
This recipe yields 36 cookies or 18 snadwich cookies. Nutrition are calculated for cookies not the sandwiches.


Calories: 50.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.9g | Protein: 0.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 12.1mg | Sodium: 9.2mg | Potassium: 7.3mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1.5g