- 3 Cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Cup ground walnuts
- 1 1/4 Cup lard
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 egg yolks
- juice and zest of one lemon
- 2 Cups of apricot jam or whatever you prefer
- 1 Cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
Mix the vanilla bean with the confectioners' sugar, set aside.
In a mixer beat the lard and sugar until creamy. Add all the eggs, the lemon and the zest. Gradually add the flour and walnuts.
Mix until it becomes a dough. Form the dough into a disc, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Dust a large surface with flour and roll the dough out to about 1/3 inch thick. Using whatever shape you want, cut out the shapes you want.
Place the cookies on parchment-lined baking sheets. Place the cookies 2-inches apart from one another.
When the cookies are cool, spread the jam onto half the cookies and top it with another cookie.