Spitzbuben - A German Holiday Cookie
Baking Tip: spray Pam on baking sheets and line with parchment paper - the Pam will help the paper stick to the baking sheet.
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3 1/4 csifted flour
2 1/2 tspbaking powder
1 1/2 stickunsalted butter
1 1/2 tsppure vanilla extract
2 1/2 csugar, divided*
1 cfinely ground pecans (put in coffee grinder)
1 smalljar peach jam (or whatever flavor you prefer - seedless raspberry is good too)
How to Make Spitzbuben - A German Holiday Cookie
- Heat oven to 350.
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Mix butter, vanilla, *1 1/2 c. sugar, eggs and milk. Beat well. Add flour mixture and ground nuts. Mix well. Divide dough into 2 - 3 portions. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate several hours.
- Flour wooden board and rolling pin. Cut w/cookie cutters (I use the small gingerbread man cutters for Christmas)and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake approx. 10 min. until VERY lightly browned. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool to a warm temp. While still warm spread a cookie with jam, put another cookie on top to make a cookie sandwich and roll in remaining *1 c. sugar. Place on racks to cool. Store in tightly covered plastic container. Cookies are best when eaten the next day.