Spitzbuben (Swiss Jam Cookies)

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“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!”
1hr 8mins
24-36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a