Status: 05.12.2023, 16:06 PM
By: Clara Kistner
Spitzbuben, Linzer Biscuits or Hilda Rolls – the combination of crumbly butter biscuits and sweet and sour fruit jelly has already won over grandma.
Although it can be great fun, especially with smaller children, to cut out simple butter cookies and decorate them with plenty of icing and colorful sprinkles, the classic does not convince all cookie enthusiasts in terms of taste. And without everything, butter biscuits usually taste a bit dry, even according to a long-established family recipe. Luckily, Grandma already knew the right solution – rascals. Filled with jam or fruit jelly, the buttery cookie cutters are all the more impressive.
The most popular Christmas cookies of the Germans
In Advent, in addition to four candles on a wreath of fir branches and plenty of punch and mulled wine, there is one thing that should not be missing – Christmas cookies. And while juicy Elisen gingerbread, spicy speculoos and fine cinnamon stars are also popular in the confectionery, many classic cookie varieties are also very easy to bake at home.
Classic rascals with fruity jam and a fine blanket of powdered sugar should not be missing in any cookie tin. (Symbolic image) © The Picture Pantry/Imago
From natural or colourfully decorated butter biscuits to juicy stollen confectionery, the traditional Christmas bakery of the Germans has a lot to offer. Vanilla crescents, coconut macaroons and angel eyes are an integral part of many people's annual cookie tins, but many people also like it particularly chocolaty during the Christmas season. In addition to quick chocolate crossies and delicious chocolate snowballs, more modern types of cookies, such as the foolproof Nutellakekse, are becoming increasingly popular.
Download the recipe now and easily make Spitzbuben yourself!
Ingredients for the simple butter cookies with fruity jam
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- 300 g wheat flour (type 405)
- 100 g ground almonds (blanched)
- 150 g sugar
- 1 packet of vanilla sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 eggs (M)
- 200 g butter
- 200 g jam of your choice (traditional currant jelly)
- Some extra flour for the work surface
- Optionally, some powdered sugar for decoration
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Whether it's Spitzbuben or Linzer Präkschen: the Christmas treat is so easy to bake
The cookies should not be baked too brown. Therefore, according to your working pace, switch on the oven a little later to preheat or take the cookies out a little earlier.
For the classic mischievous look, you will need the round cookie cutter with a scalloped edge to punch out the cookies. The middle part is then detached with a regular, albeit smaller, circular shape. Alternatively, a small heart, flower or star cookie cutter can be used for the jam window.
Download the Spitzbuben recipe as a PDF!
Download the recipe now. This makes baking cookies child's play!
Rogue Recipe © The Picture Pantry/Imago