Spitzbüble Christmas Baking with SusieJ

Measurements [metric]

  • 9 T butter
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c jelly

For the glaze:

  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add lemon juice and flour, and mix on low speed until combined.

Roll dough to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thin. Cut out an equal number of 2 1/4-inch and 2-inch cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown. Allow to cool slightly.

Make glaze by whisking together the juice of half a lemon and the powdered sugar.

On each 2 1/4-inch cookie, place a measuring teaspoon of jelly, then place a 2-inch cookie on top, pressing gently to spread the jelly and make a sandwich. Brush glaze on top cookie, and allow to cool completely

Also known as Spitzbube, these cookies come from Grandma's oldest cookbooks. How old are they? They're written in the old German script that hasn't been used since after the war. Even Germans don't learn to read it anymore.

Spitzbüble sandwich fruit jelly inside two crisp butter cookies. The cookies are made without eggs or baking powder.