I am looking for a recipe for a christmas german cookie?

Question by panhf: I am looking for a recipe for a christmas german cookie?
The cookie is round and has flaked almonds and lemon juice in it among other things and has a filling of cherry jelly and a glaze on top of powered sugar water and lemon juice ! when finished it is like a sandwich cookie

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Answer by Mistress of Spices
DREISPITZE: German jelly nut triangles

This versatile cookies can be made in any shape, traditionally they are round but this modern recipe uses a triangular shape.


3/4 c butter
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 oz ground almonds
2 c flour
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
12 oz jam, such as cherry raspberry or apricot
flaked almonds for garnish


Beat butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and continue to beat. Stir together flour, salt, lemon juice and ground nuts, and mix in on slow speed. Chill dough for one half to one hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Using 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter, cut rounds of dough and place onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Rounds can be placed close together, even touching. Stir jelly to make it spoonable, and spoon about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp onto each cookie. Fold up three sides of each cookie so that a triangle forms. If you’ve placed the circles touching, form the triangles so that each row faces in the opposite directon and the cookies won’t touch. Pinch each point together so that the jelly doesn’t run out when baked. I usually do one last pinch on each corner before putting the cookies in the oven.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes until jelly bubbles and cookies are golden brown. Let cool slightly add lemon glaze.

2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4c. powdered sugar
water as needed

Whisk together lemon juice and powdered sugar until blended. Lightly dip tops of cookies in glaze then place on wire rack, glaze side up. Garnish with flaked almonds.

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