Plum Butter Cookie {Пироженое "Песочноe" с Повидлом}
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
3 hrs

Shortbread Cookie Sandwich with Plum Butter & Cream Cheese Filling, dipped in Chocolate. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: plum butter cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Sable Cookie
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 100 gr. sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda + 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 stick butter 113 grams
  • 1 packet of Crisco Shortening – Butter Flavor 6.3 oz
  • 3-4 cups flour
Filling #1
  • 8 oz. heavy cream
  • 1 packet cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 stick butter 114 grams, room temperature
Filling #2
  • 1-2 cups Plum Butter (depending on your taste
Decoration (option 1)
Decoration (option 2)
  1. Turn oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Make the dough
  3. Stir baking soda & vinegar together.
  4. Place 3 egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, 100 grams sour cream, 1 stick butter, Crisco and the vinegar mixture and mix until somewhat mixed. Add 3 cups flour and mix together to form a dough ball, add up to 1 more cup flour if needed to make the dough hold shape

  5. Allow the dough to rest wrapped in plastic in the fridge for 1 hour.
Make the filling
  1. Whip 8 oz. chilled cream until stiff peaks (take care not to overbeat) with a mixer or a whip.

  2. Cream 1 stick butter & 1 packet cream cheese together until smooth and fluffy.

  3. Add whip cream and fold together until thoroughly mixed. Move to fridge until ready to use
  4. Continue working with dough…
  5. Take ⅓ of the dough out from the fridge and roll it out on a floured surface until about 5 mm thick.
  6. Using a 2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out as many rounds as you can from the rolled out dough.
  7. Transfer the cutout cookies to a baking sheet and arrange about inch apart. Bake until very slightly golden around the edges.
  8. Remove to cooling rack.
  9. Add the scraps from the first batch of the rolled out dough and add to the one in the fridge.
  10. Repeat steps 2-4 with the rest of the dough ,working with only half of the remaining dough at a time.
Decorate (Option 1)
  1. Fill pastry bag with the filling, snip the end off to make ¼ inch opening. Pipe a ring of the cream around the bottoms of one half of cookies, leaving the middle empty.
  2. Fill another pastry (or ziplock) bag and fill it with plum butter. Make ¼ inch opening at one of the corners and pipe a dollop of plum butter in the middle of the other half of the cookies.
  3. Sandwich the white cream and plum butter halves together to form a sandwich.
  4. Stir powdered sugar and the lemon juice until smooth. Reserve about 3 tablespoons of this mixture and stir in ½ teaspoon of cocoa powder.
  5. Dip one the top of one side of the cookie into the white powdered sugar mixture. Allow it to harden.
  6. Put the dark powdered sugar mixture into a ziplock, snip off the end to make a tiny hole and drizzle in crossing horizontal and vertical lines .
  7. Refrigerate covered, in the fridge, overnight before eating.
Decorate (option 2)
  1. Melt dark chopped chocolate over a water bath and dip half of the cookie into the chocolate. Set on parchment paper to set.
Decorate (Option 3)
  1. Spread dark melted chocolate on top of the cookie. Drizzle with melted white chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts.
Nutrition Facts
Plum Butter Cookie {Пироженое "Песочноe" с Повидлом}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.