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 😉
Cooked/Baked today: Baking Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 45 minutes
Category: Baking Recipes, Biscuit & Cookie Recipes, Coffee & Cake, Christmas Recipes
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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°C (top/bottom heat) in good time.
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:
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!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):