Mandelkuchen (a.k.a. Jam Cookies)

These cookies go by many names - "Linzerkuchen", "Spitzbuben", "Jam Cookies" and "Mandelkuchen" are just some of the ones I'm familiar with for this recipe.


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 to 1 2/3 cups flour
any flavor fruit jam
confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.

Add almonds and baking powder. Gradually add flour and mix to dough consistency with hands.

Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.

Roll and cut into desired shapes.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until done. Let cool.

Spread jam on half of the cookies and top with other half. Then dip into powdered sugar. If the top half has a hole in it like ours do, dip it in the powdered sugar before sandwiching the cookies.

This recipe is also linked to...

Everyday Sisters' Sharing Sundays: Nuts
Sweet Indulgences Sundays
Sweets for a Saturday
This Week's Cravings: Christmas Baking


Kim McCallie said...

I've been wondering where you were. So glad to see you back at my linky party. This recipe has been featured on this week's Sweet Indulgences Sunday. These cookies are absolutely gorgeous. My son saw them and wants me to make some. They're on my to-do list.

Winnie said...

Woh these cookies look so beautiful!
The recipe is great os I have not doubt they're delicious