Pistachio Almond Sandwich Cookies

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The Christmas season has begun & so we can start the cookie baking time. Today, I’ll show you a recipe for tasty almond sandwich cookies, which are reminiscent of “Spitzbuben” we baked last week.

The cookies consist of a crispy shortcrust pastry filled with redcurrant jelly & garnished with dark chocolate & chopped pistachios. ūüėČ Have fun baking ūüėČ

Cooked/Baked today: Pistachio Almond Sandwich Cookies
Difficulty: Medium
Preparation Time: 2 hours & 30 minutes
Category: Baking Recipes, Biscuit & Cookie Recipes, Coffee & Cake, Christmas Recipes
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Pistachio Almond Sandwich Cookies

Pistachio Almond Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients for about 30 cookies:

  • 275 grams flour
  • 200 grams ground almonds
  • 200 grams cold butter
  • 125 grams powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Zest of ¬Ĺ organic lemon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 200 grams dark chocolate
  • About 100 grams currant jelly
  • 25 grams chopped pistachios

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Fine grater
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking tray + baking paper
  • Ruler + Pizza cutter
  • Large pot + suitable bowl for the double boiler or use a microwave to melt chocolate


…for the dough:

In a mixing bowl combine 275 grams flour, 2005 grams cold butter (in small pieces), 200 grams ground almonds, 125 grams powdered sugar, 1 egg, zest of ¬Ĺ organic lemon & a pinch of salt & knead together with your hands for 4 – 5 minutes until a smooth dough.

…for the Almond Sandwich Cookies:

Wrap the dough in a sheet of cling film, allow to rest for at least 1 hour (better longer) 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 & Rolling Out Cookie Dough

Preparing & Rolling Out Cookie Dough

Use a ruler (or something similar) & a pizza cutter (or knife) to cut the dough into strips about 3 centimeters long & then vertically into rectangles about 6 centimeters long.

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 decorations:

Get the done cookies out of the oven & allow them to cool on the baking tray or a wire rack. Then spread half of the cookies with a bit red currant jelly & gently press the other cookies onto the jam.

Decorating Cookies

Decorating Cookies

For the chocolate topping melt 200 grams of dark chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave, dip the cookie surface one after the other into the melted chocolate, allow to drip off the excess chocolate & put them back onto the baking sheet.

Finally sprinkle every cookie with a few chopped pistachios, allow the chocolate to harden & then them 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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