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Spitzbuben cookies

Updated: Mar 27, 2023

The cookie classic to bake at home

Together with the sister duo from the Tauber Valley Annalena and Johanna from @HeyFoodsister this recipe was created.

Inspired by our exclusive tree ornaments made of glass from the "Christmas Bakery" series

The Advent season stands for peace and contemplation. Unfortunately, this time is often dominated by pre-Christmas stress. Even baking cookies sometimes comes up short.

But there's no reason to miss out on delicious cookies and quiet moments of joy in the run-up to Christmas, because we bring home to you an ingenious but equally simple recipe for the timeless cookie classic, just in time for the fourth Advent. The Spitzbuben cookies not only taste delicious, but are also guaranteed to succeed. So take some time out from the stress of everyday life and get into the Christmas baking. Have fun!

Spitzbuben cookies


Only a few ingredients are needed:

  • 300 g flour

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 100 g sugar

  • 1 small sachet vanilla sugar

  • 210 g butter

  • 2 egg yolk

  • ca. 100 g apricot/rosehip jam

  • Icing sugar to dust


The recipe is easy and guaranteed to succeed.

  1. Mix the flour with the salt, sugar and vanilla sugar.

  2. Cut the butter into pieces and add to the flour together with the two egg yolks. Quickly knead it with your hands into a smooth short crust dough. Cover it and let it chill for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C top/bottom heat. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

  4. Roll out the dough, cut out about 80 cookies (half of them with a hole in the center) and bake the trays one after the other in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.

  5. Let them cool. Then always stick two cookies together with some jam and dust them with icing sugar.

The dough is quite soft and is best used fresh from the refrigerator. If

it is too soft, just add some flour or put it in the fridge again for a short

time. It is best to pack the Spitzbuben in an airtight cookie tin.

Mixed tins are great for giving as gifts, but the cookies taste best, however,

if each kind comes into its own tin. So that the different flavors

do not mix.

You are also welcome to download the recipe as a PDF file.

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