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    Spitzbuben Cookies Recipe – Buttery Delight with Red Currant Jam

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    Indulge in the Festive Joy with Our Spitzbuben Cookies Recipe!

    Welcome to the world of Spitzbuben, the cookies that are a must-try for any festive baking enthusiast. These delicate, buttery cookies with a heart of red currant jam are not just delicious but also a joy to make.


    • Flour – 300 g, plus extra for dusting
    • A pinch of salt
    • Ground almonds – 100 g
    • Powdered sugar – 150 g
    • Butter at room temperature (regular or lactose-free) – 200 g
    • Egg – 1
    • Vanilla paste – 1/2 tsp
    • Lemon Zest – 1 tsp
    • Red currant jam


    1. Sift flour, salt, and powdered sugar into a bowl. Add ground almonds, butter, vanilla paste, and egg.
    2. Knead everything together with a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes, then form a smooth dough with your hands.
    3. Shape the dough into a big pancake-like shape, wrap it in cling film, and let it chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
    4. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
    5. Work with half the dough at a time, keeping the rest chilled. Take the dough out from the refrigerator a few minutes before rolling it to make it easier to work.
    6. Next, dust the surface with flour and roll out the dough until it is around 3 mm thin.
    7. Now is the funniest part, cut out the cookies and make that signature Spitzbuben shape. Make festive motives cut-outs in half of them. However, if you don’t have a cookie form, you can use small objects from apple cutter to cocktail straw to poke 1-3 holes.
    8. Carefully place your cookies on the baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake them on the middle shelf of the oven for 10-12 minutes until they are lightly golden. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
    9. While warm, sandwich the cookies with red currant jam.
    10. Let your cookies cool down completely, and dust with powdered sugar.

    Enjoy this winter season with homemade Spitzbuben!

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    Spitzbuben cookies

    For more holiday treats, check out our SHORTBREAD COOKIES CHRISTMAS RECIPE and APPLE CHARLOTTE.

    Remember, you can always get creative with the jam or cookie shapes. Share your favourite Spitzbuben variations in the comments below!

    Happy Baking!
    Be healthy and wealthy! :)

    Yuliia Caliskan
    Yuliia Caliskan
    As someone deeply immersed in the marketing and PR industry, my journey has led me to the Content and Publication Director position at MonAme Magazine. Our magazine is dedicated to promoting sustainable travel, culinary excellence, and an active lifestyle. During my earlier professional years, I had chosen to become a medical doctor specialising in Dermatology. Even today, I remain passionate about the latest advancements in dermatology and cosmetology. My professional path has also taken me to the role of Communications Manager at a medical NGO, where I found immense fulfilment in contributing to the community dedicated to improving the lives of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. My diverse experiences fuel my motivation to make a positive impact and share inspiration for sustainable lifestyle.

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