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Spitzbuben (Swiss Jam Cookies)

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“Delicious Swiss jam cookies our family makes for Christmas. My father is from Switzerland, so I grew up with these yummy cookies. I apologize if the time and yield are slightly off; I generally make 2-4 batches at a time, so it takes an entire evening!”
READY IN:
1hr 8mins
YIELD:
24-36 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the almond meal and vanilla flavouring and the white of 1 egg.
  3. Add the flour and knead until smooth.
  4. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  5. Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  6. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured cutting board to the thickness of 1/8"-1/4" (the thinner the dough, the better the cookie).
  7. Cut with small round, star, or diamond-shaped cookie cutters.
  8. Use a smaller cookie cutter to cut a "window" in half the cookies (these will be the top of the cookie sandwiches).
  9. Place all the cookies on lightly buttered and floured cookie sheets.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden.
  11. Remove cookies from the baking sheet and let cool.
  12. Spread the cookies without a "window" with fruit jam.
  13. Coat the cookies with "windows" in confectioners' sugar, and then place on top of the cookies with fruit jam.

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