Baking Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies

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After I showed you a recipe for delicious chocolate hazelnut cookies a week ago, today I got a recipe for jam filled sandwich cookies for you.

“Spitzbuben” (so we call the cookies in Germany) are one of my absolutely favorite cookies at Christmas time & I bake them every year. The dough is prepared in a jiffy & as fast as baked the cookies are eaten! Promise! Have fun baking ūüėČ

Cooked/Baked today: Baking Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies
Difficulty: Medium
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 45 minutes
Category: Baking Recipes, Biscuit & Cookie Recipes, Coffee & Cake, Christmas Recipes
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SBaking Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies

Baking Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies

Baking Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies

Baking Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients for about 20 cookies:

  • 225 grams flour
  • 125 grams cold butter
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 100 grams ground almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 2 sachets vanilla sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 150 grams currant jelly
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • baking tray + baking paper
  • Round cookie cutter + smaller star shaped cookie cutter


…for the dough:

In a mixing bowl combine 225 grams flour, 125 grams cold butter (in small pieces), 100 grams ground almonds, 100 grams sugar, 1 egg, 2 sachets vanilla sugar & a pinch of salt & knead together with your hands for 4 – 5 minutes until a smooth dough.

…for the “Spitzbuben” Cookies:

Wrap the dough in a sheet of cling film, allow to rest for at least 1 hour in the fridge & then roll out with a rolling pin on a slightly floured work top until approx. 3 – 4 millimeters thick. Preheat the oven to 180¬įC (top/bottom heat) in good time.

Preparing Cookie Dough

Preparing Cookie Dough

Cut out circles with a round cookie cutter first & afterwards use a suitable smaller star shaped cookie cutter to cut out half of the cookie circles to create a star shaped hole in the middle.

Place the cookies on a lined baking tray & bake in a preheated oven for about 12 minutes until light brown. Knead together the excess dough, roll out again, cut out & bake more cookies as described above.

…for the jelly decorations:

Decorating Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies

Decorating Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies

Get the done cookies out of the oven & allow them to cool on the baking tray or a wire rack. Then spread the round cookies (without hole) with 1 teaspoon of red currant jelly & gently press the cookies with star-shaped holes onto the jam.

Finally dust the jam filled cookies with plenty of powdered sugar & store in a cookie box or serve immediately. I wish you lots of fun baking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):


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