German Pumpernickel Sandwich Cookies

Pat Duran


This is somewhat similar to the meringue cookie , with the exception these have pumpernickel bread crumbs in them ; that makes them a little chewy and crunchy at the same time. Some of the rye berries stay in little pieces, when crumbled,that's what should happen. It is still a delicate cookie sandwich.
Real German Pumpernickel(whole rye berry bread) is made with whole rye meal, water , malt extract, salt and yeast.
Gobble them up!

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about 5 dozen sandwich cookies
15 Min
20 Min


1 c
ground walnuts, not chopped
1 c
pumpernickel(whole rye bread) fine crumbs
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 tsp
grated lemon zest
1 tsp
each of ground nutmeg and cardamom
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
all purpose flour
4 large
egg whites
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
praline paste (baking aisle)
3/4 c
melted chocolate coating or chocolate chips

How to Make German Pumpernickel Sandwich Cookies


  • 1Heat oven to 275^.
    Buy or grind nuts fine. Crumble bread as fine as possible(or use blender do not make dough of this just crumbs) then blend with the nuts.
  • 2To the nut mixture add cinnamon,lemon zest, cardamom, 1/2 c. of sugar and the flour.Set aside.
    In a large bowl beat egg whites and slowly add the remaining 1/4 sugar to the whites;until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold in the bread crumb mixture.Mixture will be slightly lumpy- that's fine.
  • 3Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Spoon mixture into a pastry bag fitted with star #8 tip. Pipe out cookies onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • 4Bake about 20 minutes in lower third of oven rack until light brown. Let cool on cookie sheet. Remove from paper.
    Stir and warm the praline paste slightly in microwave -just to make spreadable.8 seconds.
  • 5Spread the warmed praline on the bottom of 1/2 of the cookies and cover with another cookie-bottom side down to form a sandwich.. press lightly together.
    Cool until the filling sets.
    Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish at 30 second intervals and spread on the cookies. or drizzle on a little.
    Store in airtight tin container.

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About German Pumpernickel Sandwich Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies