This year I wanted to try some new Christmas cookies so I gave these a try and I think they turned out really nice! Also very traditional in Germany, Austria and Switzerland…
Check out the recipe
recipe adapted from eatsmarter.de
1 pinch of salt
zest of half a lemon
1 or 2 sorts of jelly (I used homemade apple-vanilla jelly and blackberry marmalade without seeds)
confectioners’ sugar to decorate
Mix all ingredients (except for the jelly and confectioners’ sugar) together and let the dough cool in the fridge for 1 hour. Meanwhile heat the oven to 180° C (top and bottom heat). Spread some flour on a kitchen board and use a rolling pin to spread out the dough fairly flat (take approx. 1/3 of the dough at a time). Now use a round cookie cutter to cut out the cookies and place them on a lined baking tray. As the cookies will be doubled (like a sandwich) you leave half of the cookies as they are and with a smaller cookie cutter (I used a small star-shaped one, but you can also use a heart or circle) cut a hole in the middle of the other half of the cookies. Bake for 8-10 minutes in the pre-heated oven and let the cookies cool down. Now spread jelly / marmalade on the bottom half and powder confectioners’ sugar over the cookies with the hole (the top half) and combine the two with a little pressure, so they stick to each other!