One dough – three cookie creations

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I love recipes that save me time. Being able to make several types of cookie out of one dough does exactly that!

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 15 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 831 / Protein 13g / Carbohydr. 90g / Fat 47g

Ingredients (5 servings)

150 gbutter (cold)
200 gall-purpose flour
150 gsugar
1egg
100 galmonds (ground)
1 tbspjam (raspberry or other red fruit)
60 gconfectioner’s sugar
2 tbsplemon juice
150 gchocolate (bittersweet)
flour for work surface
confectioner’s sugar for serving

Utensils

pastry brush, baking sheet, oven, standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks, large round cookie cutter, plastic wrap, Christmas-themed cookie cutters, small saucepan, parchment paper, small round cookie cutter, cutting board, knife, small bowl, rolling pin

Wine Tip

Coffee
Nothing fends off the cold quite like a hot cup of coffee and freshly baked Christmas cookies.

Step 1

One dough - three cookie creations

Cut butter into small cubes. Add flour, sugar, butter, egg, and ground almonds to a standing mixer. Knead until a smooth dough forms.

standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks, cutting board, knife

150 g butter / 200 g all-purpose flour / 150 g sugar / 1 egg / 100 g almonds

Step 2

One dough - three cookie creations

Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.

plastic wrap

Step 3

One dough - three cookie creations

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour work surface and roll out dough thinly. For the first variation, use the large cookie cutter to cut out round shapes. Use the small cookie cutter to cut out a hole in the center of half of the large cookie rounds. Brush round shapes with jam and place doughnut shapes on top. Cut out Christmas-themed cookies from the remaining dough. Transfer all cookies to preheated oven and bake for approx. 10 – 15 min., in batches if necessary.

pastry brush, baking sheet, oven, large round cookie cutter, Christmas-themed cookie cutters, parchment paper, small round cookie cutter, rolling pin

2 tbsp jam / flour for work surface

Step 4

One dough - three cookie creations

Meanwhile, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.

small bowl

60 g confectioner’s sugar / 2 tbsp lemon juice

Step 5

One dough - three cookie creations

Add chocolate to a small saucepan and melt over low heat.

small saucepan

150 g chocolate

Step 6

One dough - three cookie creations

Remove cookies from oven. Set aside for approx. 5 min. until they are cool to the touch. Brush the Christmas-themed cookies either with chocolate or lemon glaze. Sprinkle some confectioner’s sugar over jam cookies before serving. Enjoy!

pastry brush

confectioner’s sugar for serving