Take butter in a mixing
bowl, add powdered sugar and mix with a wooden spoon till well mixed.
Add eggs, one at a
time, and beat with an electric beater till the mixture is creamy and fluffy.
Mix refined flour and
baking powder together in another bowl and then add it to the butter-sugar mixture. Add nutmeg powder, clove powder and salt and mix everything well to make a dough.
Add almond powder
and mix well. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour so that it sets.
Preheat oven to
180º C. Line a baking tray with butter paper
Dust a little flour on
your worktop, keep the dough over it and roll it as thinly as possible. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin, dust a little flour over the rolled out sheet and continue to roll till you get the desired thinness.
Keep a heart shaped
cookie cutter over the sheet and cut out 8 heart shaped cookies. Now keep a smaller heart shaped cookie cutter in the centre of 4 cookies and cut. Remove the extra dough around the hearts.
Keep all the cookie
hearts on the prepared baking tray, keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Bring the tray out of
the oven and spread out the cookie hearts on the work top.
Smoothen the jam and
spread 1 tbsp of it over each full heart. Take icing sugar in a sieve and dust it over the cut out hearts. Keep each cut out heart over a full heart and press gently.
Take some jam in an
icing syringe bottle and fill up the cut out centres with more jam.