No Refined Sugar

Festive Jam Sandwich Cookies

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Festive Jam Sandwich Cookies
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One recipe, many names: The biscuits are also known as Spitzbuben, Linzer Plätzchen or Linzer Augen. They usually only differ in their appearance. What they all have in common is the short pastry with almonds and the fruity filling. In the jam cookies, instead of the light white flour (type 405), spelt flour with a higher type number is used. The type number indicates the proportion of minerals that come from the husk. Thus 100 grams of spelt flour (type 1050) contain 1.05 grams of minerals.

Small tin cans are not only beautiful, but also practical: the jam cookies don't dry out as quickly and even after weeks they taste as if fresh out of the oven.


1 organic lemon (zested)
300 grams Pastry flour
100 grams sugar
1 pinch salt
1 egg
200 grams cold butter
200 grams Red currant jelly (or marmalade)
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Preparation steps


Mix flour and lemon zest, mound on work surface and make a well in the center. Add sugar, salt and egg to well in flour mixture. Cut butter into small pieces and distribute in flour mixture around well. Cut flour mixture together with a dough scraper and quickly knead to a smooth dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.


Preheat oven to 175°C (approximately 350°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


Roll out dough on a floured surface about 3 mm thick (approximately 1/8 inch thick). Cut out cookies with a round cookie cutter 5-6 cm diameter (approximately 2 to 2 1/3 inches diameter). With a small star cookie cutter, cut stars out of the centers of half of the round cookies. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.


Spread jam on the whole cookies and sandwich with star-cut cookies to serve.