One dough – three cookie creations
Time: 40 min. preparation time, 15 min. baking time
Nutrition: Calories ca 831 / Protein 13g / Carbohydr. 90g / Fat 47g
Ingredients (5 servings)
|150 g||butter (cold)|
|200 g||all-purpose flour|
|100 g||almonds (ground)|
|1 tbsp||jam (raspberry or other red fruit)|
|60 g||confectioner’s sugar|
|2 tbsp||lemon juice|
|150 g||chocolate (bittersweet)|
|flour for work surface|
|confectioner’s sugar for serving|
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
Nothing fends off the cold quite like a hot cup of coffee and freshly baked Christmas cookies.
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
Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.
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
Meanwhile, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.
60 g confectioner’s sugar / 2 tbsp lemon juice
Add chocolate to a small saucepan and melt over low heat.
150 g chocolate
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!
confectioner’s sugar for serving